On Saturday, the Marines from the Charlie Company's 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Batallion were welcomed home from Afghanistan! Hearing the stories and seeing photos of our friends reuniting with their wives and children brings tears of sincere joy to my eyes. I am so proud of these Marines. Even though we weren't a part of this deployment, we have been following their journey these last 7 months and have been keeping them in our prayers.
Their arrival home on Memorial Day weekend only makes the return that much more sweet. We cannot be more happy for these men and women. In the midst of all the joy, their is sadness in the loss of Lance Cpl. Olsen and Lance Cpl. Aragon. Their honor and sacrifice is what today, being Memorial Day, is all about.
"This is my commandment, That ye alove one another, as I have bloved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15: 12-13
I am forever indebted to these men and women that protect my family and provide us with a beautiful and free country. Semper Fi!
To watch some footage on the return of Charlie Company, click here.