He mentioned the seemingly mundane decisions of soldiers overseas: “A young Army officer makes a decision to go left instead of right down a road in Baghdad and the ten soldiers in his squad are saved from close-in ambush.” Or, he says, “In Kandahar province, Afghanistan, a non-commissioned officer from the Female Engagement Team senses something isn’t right and directs the infantry platoon away from a 500-pound IED, saving the lives of a dozen soldiers.”
The consequences of these decisions, he says, save countless individuals – like the ripple effect of graduates impacting just ten people’s lives. “But, if you think about it,” he said, “not only were these soldiers saved by the decisions of one person, but their children yet unborn were also saved. And their children’s children were saved. Generations were saved by one decision — by one person.”
This Memorial Day, we at Texas Right to Life remember the men and women who gave their lives so that countless others – generations born and preborn – could live. We pray that the freedom for which our servicemen and women fight may one day soon be extended to the most vulnerable among us. And we say Thank You to the families whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice for Life and Liberty.