"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Stephen McGowan, United States Army
Of fallen soldiers let us sing,
Where no rockets fly and no bullets wing.
Our broken brothers let us bring
To the Mansions of the Lord.

I found this article on this fallen soldier during my perusal of news sites this morning. While he is only one of some 1,600 of his brothers and sisters in arms who have given the last full measure of devotion to their country, one aspect of his story stood out to me:

In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, Stephen's father, Fran DiDomenicis said, "He felt that, as a single person with no children, he could go and take someone else's spot."
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13

Stephen McGowan was laid to rest in the hallowed hills of Arlington National Cemetery yesterday.

God Speed, Soldier. Welcome home.
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