Now that I’ve got your attention – one of the most emotional of days was the day that Elie had his Beret Ceremony – when they exchanged his green basic training beret for the turquoise of the artillery division. I wrote about the march they allowed us to share for a small distance and the incredible feeling of watching him among his brothers here.
Now, the army has just posted this video of another group of incoming artillery soldiers. May they serve this nation with honor and compassion. May they be safe, above all else, please God, let them be safe and let their mothers have nights of sleep and not fear. And please, please God, may they (and we) not know war, as Elie was forced to learn.