Friday, November 06, 2009

Fullbore Friday

When we say a person's name and honor their deeds, like we do on FbF - we keep their name and their deeds alive. When we keep their memory, and we breath life anew into the lessons their sacrifice and example have to offer.

There are reasons that the great were written down from the beginning of time. There are reasons that the Egyptians chissled names off of monuments. There is a reason a Venetian Doge suffers Damnatio Memoriae. As such;

What is Fullbore?

Fullbore is those Army military and civilian security personnel who stopped that Ft. Hood terrorist.

Fullbore is those Soldiers who one minute were just waiting to get their dental, medical, and legal readiness taken care of and the next minute found themselves conducting combat lifesaving by the dozen in their own backyard.

Fullbore is those family members who lean in to help their neighbor who has lost everything when they thought they had it all.

That is Fullbore.

UPDATE: From our Canadian friends:
Corporal Tobin, (RCAF) and I along with all of our members, (which number just over 345,000) of Remembering our Fallen Soldiers, (cause on fb), would like President Obama, and all American citizens everywhere that we are deeply saddened and shocked about today's events. All of us send our deepest sympathies to all of the families and friends of these fallen heroes. We pray and hope that family members and friends of these slain precious people would be comforted in the days, weeks and months to come. Also that everybody's needs would be met, either for finances, looking after the children, or just living each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers also lie with the 31 people that were critically injured. We pray that while you are lying in your hospital bed, that you will be aware that we Canadians, really do love and cherish our neighbours to the south of us. We also pray that your broken bodies and broken spirits would be completely healed, that your relatives would also be healed during the difficult days that lie ahead. May God bless each and every single person that was touched by these scenes of carnage and absolute horror.

Respectfully yours,
for Corporal Tobin- Royal Canadian Air Force (creator) Rebecca Leah Duesbury- administrator
Hat tip SoldiersAngels.

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