Ever since the first war began, parents have had to face the painful emptiness left by a child who leaves home for the battlefield and never returns.
Ross A. McGinnis was 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Army, 19 when he sacrificed his life to save his friends. Today, at The White House, his parents received the nation's highest award for valor in combat in his honor.
There is not much more to say. There are some things for us to do--we should remember to be grateful for such inspiring heroes, remember to respect and honor their memory, remember that our many freedoms are pearls of great price. Ross McGinnis gave all to preserve that treasure for us. Remember, and give thanks.