7 years ago today the world changed. i remember exactly where i was, exactly what i was doing and exactly who i was with. i’ll never forget it as long as i live.

yesterday my best friend Dave left for New Jersey, where he will do pre-mobilization training before he leaves for a 14 month tour to Iraq.

i have strong feelings about terrorism and the war, but today isn’t about that. today is about honor.

let’s take a minute to honor the people we lost 7 years ago today. let’s also honor the memory of those soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen that we’ve lost in the years since. lastly let’s honor the men and women overseas fighting for freedom.

RIP to my friend 1LT Tyler Brown, KIA in Iraq, 9/14/04.