Fallen Heroes’ Rest

For Lt. Edward J. Walsh and Michael Kennedy, thank you for the sacrifice you made on that last alarm call. We are forever in your debt. God bless their souls and sincere condolences to the families of Walsh and Kennedy. God be with you to the injured fire fighters in the hospital recovering from the back-draft…may you overcome this challenge and live to laugh another day. God bless your souls.

To ease the suffering of those who lost someone they loved in a fire that was too strong for them, we bow our heads and pray for the pain to be relieved, imagining the situation and realizing that hope can be found in the worst of places.

Even in the grave, some places reveal more than just grief and sadness at the idea that our loved on is physically gone forever. We send you love from our hearts as we give love to our kids and our mothers and father.

We love a little bit stronger because of these tragedies. It is like a pendulum swinging back and forth, from peace to gut wrenching pain that tears you apart inside. I have felt that pain, although different circumstances.

We send you this letter because we want you to know that you are not alone, and that the community of good people watched the news and cried, and the community being the brotherhood of good that it says it is, ran to action and we not only send love and prayers but stories, and poetry, and expression of suffering through any form of art…

And the healing begins…

For the two souls whose bodies were overcome by flames and smoke in the Back Bay of the great city of Boston, my home forever…

We are here for you.

 

 

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