And finally Lindsey, judging by her actions alone, has made it through life without knowing anyone in uniform. That has to be the case right? I mean, how could she have family who has served in previous wars and do what she did? Or, how could she know someone now that is currently serving, after 10+ years of war and terror, and make the trip to Arlington and do what she did?
She’s never had to say goodbye, or cry herself to sleep worrying. She’s never packed a care package, or written a love letter to someone far away. She’s never had to pray for a Skype call, or be afraid of the doorbell in the middle of the night. She’s never had to see someone she loves go and look evil in the eye, only to come home a different person.
I thought this was worth sharing. One other quote: “She probably doesn’t even know what Section 60 is.” Well, that got me. I’ve been to Arlington twice, and I didn’t know what Section 60 is. So I looked it up.
Section 60 holds the most recent burials, the ones from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.