These stones expect something of us,
to understand what was passed forward…
This was originally published on FoxNews and is written by Robert Charles, a former assistant secretary of state for President George W. Bush, a former naval intelligence officer and litigator. He served in the Reagan and Bush 41 White Houses. I have copied it here to keep it from disappearing into the FoxNews archives. It is a very thoughtful and heartfelt message from Mr. Charles – to whom I wish to thank for sharing it with us.
Living close to Arlington National Cemetery, having family and friends there, I sometimes walk among the stones. I read them. I try to remember the life. I walk slowly, thankful.
It is a walk through history.The stones have something to tell me. I am never sure what. Sometimes, I have questions. They never reach my lips, but they are there.
Mostly the sacrifice…
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