Oh dear Lord, I'm so shocked and sad. Ed was my friend. Several years ago, we used to correspond on a regular basis. He sent me the most lovely photos. Then I didn't hear from him for a very long time and was so worried. I was overjoyed when he called me about 6 weeks ago. He seemed to be doing well, and told me how his loving companion Woof had become his guide dog. We even talked about the possibility of him traveling through this way next year, and how great it would be to meet face to face for the first time.
Friend of Woof, please pass on to his family that he will be greatly missed, and always fondly remembered.
I thank God for my life, and for the stars and stripes. May freedom forever fly, let it ring.
Salute the ones who died, and the ones that give their lives so we don't have to sacrifice all the things we love.