Friday, November 11, 2011

Give thanks to those that serve

On this Veteran's Day, I think it's important for all of us to take a break to reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces. Without their service, there's no telling how much harder life would be for the rest of us or how much individual freedom we would have. You may have read the following story in this morning's Star-Telegram, or you may have seen it posted on facebook or received it in an email. But if you haven't read the article about Marine Lance Cpl. Benjamin Schmidt (pictured above), a former TCU student, you need to do yourself a favor and take five minutes to read this incredible story:

Marine makes lasting gift for TCU history students


George Macatee said...
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George Macatee said...

miss ya schmidt. gotta give thanks to all those serving and those that have served our country. its easy to forget the sacrifices that so many make in order to insure the safety and security a nation. god bless

general125 said...

That's incredible. I am so impressed that an enlisted man would give half of his SGLI to a college scholarship endowment. I hope the history major that receives the scholarship every year appreciates how that money became available.

Semper Fi Marine

-Army Staff Sgt. Adam Stone