"...they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing, and the second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time."
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo
I hope and pray that what we remember and what we talk about is the energy and enthusiasm that this young man had in his life; that we look to our troops and realize that they are willing to be in harm's way - for our sake - at any and every turn; that the distorted agenda and cowardly evil of a few individuals does not eclipse the security that our armed forces and police work every day to protect and uphold.
And, I hope and pray that there will be no paradise, no 72 dark-eyed maidens... only justice.