In December 2005, the 27-year-old son of dear friends was struck down by an explosive in Iraq. Sad, sudden, shocking, and yet, not.
Shortly after the funeral, Sergeant Daniel Clay’s father posted a letter to the editor, in which he included the text of the letter his son had written, in the case of his death. The letter was read at his funeral. It was eerie to hear Dan speaking from “beyond this life.” And despite the call not to weep, there were few dry eyes that day.… Read the rest