Tom on the mountain last July
at our Reynders family reunion.
Can't believe he's gone. It was almost six years ago when Tom went on his mission and that was hard to let him go then. I suppose this is like a mission too. He's off to boot camp at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma readying to serve his country. Tom and Haley have lived with us the last six months waiting for his departure date. I'm going to miss him even more, but it's time to move on.
“The soldier is the Army.
No army is better than its soldiers.
The Soldier is also a citizen.
In fact, the highest obligation
and privilege of citizenship
is that of bearing arms
for one’s country.”