Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day - PFC Jack T. Sweet - Alexandria Bay

On Memorial Day (May 31) we remember our fallen warriors who protected our nation and freedoms. Above is a memorial located in Alexandria Bay, NY overlooking the St. Lawrence River and Boldt Castle on Heart Island. (Photos taken today on 5/29/10; click on the above photos to see them larger.) The memorial is a testament to PFC Jack T. Sweet, a soldier who gave his life on Feb. 8, 2008 in Iraq at the age of 19 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jack Sweet was from Alexandria Bay and his home base was Fort Drum in Watertown, NY (10th Mountain Division). It is a beautiful albeit very solemn memorial and setting. I recommend visiting it to pay your respects to him and to all of the fallen, as well as to their families whom we continue to pray for.