As we celebrate the Fourth of July, it is important to remember the families who will have an empty seat around their family tables today. While only one of the thousands lost, Navy Seal Mike Monsoor’s story is one of pure patriotism and bravery. The video below is particularly moving in the final moments when Seals individually take their gold Tridents and pound them into Monsoor’s casket. I cannot imagine a greater farewell for a true American hero.
SO2 Monsoor was the second Seal lost in Iraq. When a grenade was thrown into his position, he took the blow to protect his colleagues. The photos in this video remind us how each of these thousands of deaths have caused a terrible loss for thousands of other friends and family. While those of us who opposed the invasion remain critical of the President and this Administration, it does not diminish our sense of awe and respect for the sacrifice of people like Monsoor. His story is below.
For the video, click here