Saturday, July 08, 2006

Names on the Wall

This is a section of the names on the Vietnam wall at the Pittsburg State Veterans Memorial. Names are important. Each human being is given a name by his/her parents. That name identifies that person as an individual. Our names give each of us a significance. Even God has a name, I am that I am. (See Exodus 2.14) casualties are inevitable in war. It is also inevitable that each casualty will be remembered individually by family, friends, and comrades. When we read the names of casualties in Iraq or any other war, let us remember that each gave their all for others, lets remember that each was a special individual, a special gift from God.