This photo is slightly blurry because it has been scanned from a very old, slightly poor quality original that rests in my World War II album of memories. There is definite contrast between light and dark in the picture itself. But there is absolutely NO contrast in how that soldier felt during the 1940’s and how our young men and women feel today while courageously doing the job of protecting freedom for the world. The loneliness is the same, whatever name they go by and whatever foreign soil they are standing on. But something else that is the same — in every generation — is the courage they exhibit in doing the job and doing it right. My thanks and blessing go out to every one of them who is protecting our freedom today.