With a heavy heart I am posting the loss of a great Soldier, Sgt. Eddie Jeffers. His passionate, well written words gave me inspiration and much needed encouragement. One only had to read a few lines to understand his strength and commitment.
Gazing at the Flag ~ Sgt Eddie Jeffers please click the link and read the beautiful tribute (there is also a link for Eddie’s posts)
This is a small piece of the words written by Eddie:
from his article ~ “Hope Rides Alone”
“… We are the hope of the Iraqi people. They want what everyone else wants in life: safety, security, somewhere to call home. They want a country that is safe to raise their children in. Not a place where their children will be abducted, raped and murdered if they do not comply with the terrorists demands. They want to live on, rebuild and prosper. And America has given them the opportunity, but only if we stay true to the cause and see it to its end. But the country must unite in this endeavor…we cannot place the burden on our military alone. We must all stand up and fight, whether in uniform or not. And supporting us is more than sticking yellow ribbon stickers on your cars. It’s supporting our President, our troops and our cause.
Right now, the burden is all on the American soldiers. Right now, hope rides alone. But it can change, it must change. Because there is only failure and darkness ahead for us as a country, as a people, if it doesn’t.”
Although our hearts are heavy, we owe it to Eddie and those who are still in the fight, to ensure that they do not “ride alone”.
Let them hear our voices as we stand proudly behind them.
I pray for comfort for the Jeffers family… He will remain in our hearts and never be forgotten.
In lieu of any flowers his family is asking all donations be given to the Fisher House in memory of Eddie; he loved that charity.