I would be remiss I did not respond to all the residents who have reached out to share condolences and kind words in the light of events in Afghanistan. First, I share my condolences to the families and friends of those servicemen who gave their last in service to our nation and their fellow man today.
"I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming." -Abraham Lincoln
Second, thank you for honoring their sacrifice and so many others with your kind words. I cannot find words to sufficiently and adequately express the loss experienced in these events or the gratitude I feel for my friends and neighbors.
Pray for the military and civilians still in Afghanistan and their friends and family. Thank you, and God bless.