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Old 07-13-2007, 09:13 AM   #1
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One picture is worth a thousand words.

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This amazing picture has drawn a lot of comments from readers of the
Nashville paper, The Tennessean.
See Jay's letter below.

Dear Tennessean:
The Tennessean's April 5 photograph of young Christian Golczynski,

accepting the American flag from Marine Lt. Col. Ric Thompson,
is one of the most moving and emotion provoking images I have ever
seen.
My wife and I attended funeral services for Christian's father,
Staff Sergeant Marcus Golczynski, on April 4, along with our six
year-old son, dozens of Marines,
and several hundred others who came to pay tribute to this fallen hero.
As one would expect, many of your readers were touched by this
incredible picture.
Staff Sergeant Golczynski had previously served one full tour in Iraq.
Shortly before his death on March 27,
he wrote to his family that he had volunteered to do this a second time
due to our deep desire to finish the job we started.
In his letter he said,
"We fight and sometimes die so that our families don't have to."
Tragically, Staff Sergeant Golczynski had only two weeks remaining on
his second tour.
We look at the photograph of Christian every day.
It is displayed prominently in our home.
Our hearts ache for Christian and for all those who have lost loved ones
in this controversial conflict.
Our nation is at a historical crossroads.
Do we call an end to the struggle in Iraq or press on?
Staff Sergeant Golczynski eloquently told his son how he felt about not
giving up.
Perhaps there is a lesson for all of us in this man's life and the
choices he made.
He was undeniably a man of tremendous courage and conviction.
America must now choose whether to complete the job.
When looking at the face of Christian Golczynski,
I am reminded that doing what is right is not always easy and doing what
is easy is not always right.
Christian's dad knew that too.
James Drescher
Franklin, TN
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Wow, that's tough. Be strong, young man!

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Powerful photo!! No words necessary!
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To look at that little boy's face and know there are people that don't support our troops is hard to understand. That child has made the ultimate sacrafice.
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