Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Here's an excerpt from a a letter I received from Rick while he was serving in Bosnia in 2002 with the Utah National Guard.  Today, I remember those who not only served to protect our land, but others lands as well.

So, this morning I spoke with some women from an
organization of women who lost family members in
Srebrenica.  In that city, in about a week's time
almost 8,000 men and boys "disappeared".  They have
found what they believe to be about 2,000 bodies
(because of decomposition the bones are all mixed
together, so they have to reconstruct each individual
skeleton).  Only about 400 remains have been
positively identified.  They said that things are
speeding up, so they identify 2-3 new remains each
day.  Babe, it was so sad.  I almost cried when they
said that all they want is a finger or something to
bury, so they can move on.  It killed me.  It makes me
glad somehow that we're here.  A lot of people here
say that if we were to leave anytime soon, people
would start shooting within a week.  It's crazy,
especially considering how calm things seem right now.


Denise said...

Wow, thanks for the reminder...and for his service.

Megan said...

Thanks for sharing that.