Today is both a solumn day and a joyful day. Solumn as we remember Red Friday, the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
But today marks something else to the Bridport, Vermont community. June 6th is Richard Scott's birthday. He would have been 33 today, but God called him home this past September.
Richard leaves behind a young wife, Erin, under 30, and two small children; a boy and a girl.
Today we remember the fallen, the brave, the scarifices many made in our stead, the ultimate sacrifice for justice and for peace. And we remember the lives of loved ones lost, who we had no choice but to say good bye to, long before we wanted.
I would like to take a brief moment to bask in the gratitude I have, to those who gave their lives, as well as those who lost their lives to other forms of battle, like Richard did to cancer. I am thankful to the legacy they left behind, and hopeful for the better world they all longed for us to have.
So today, I ask that you count your blessings, hug your babies, cherish each moment your dear one let's you wrap them, call far away friends.
Life is short, let us embrace today and the gracious bounty it holds for us.