Saturday, December 20, 2008

Remembering SPC Ross A. McGinnis

After the wreath laying was done on Dec. 13th, Tony and I went to Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery because there was one gravesite there where I particularly wanted to pay my respects.......the grave of Specialist Ross Andrew McGinnis

Spc. McGinnis died on Dec.4, 2006, and his story touched my heart at the time because we were preparing then to see Tony's son off to Army Basic training in Jan. 2007, and Dustin was the same age as Spc. McGinnis. Long before I learned Ross McGinnis was to be a Medal of Honor recipient, I carried his name and his story in my heart, and it meant a great deal to me to finally be able to pause a moment where he is laid to rest and to quietly pay my respects.

May God rest and keep you, Ross McGinnis, and we hold your memory in our thoughts, and your family in our prayers.

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