As soon as we got to Coronado, we met up with Courson’s NICU nurse and our good family friend, Kathy Dunlap. She and her husband are our gracious hosts for the week.
Kathy took us to the beach where this beautiful memorial sandcastle was lovingly constructed. The entire city has been hit hard with the death of this hero.
As we were stuck in traffic, I noticed plenty of navy servicemen lining the streets and some sort of motorcade went by far enough ahead of us that I couldn’t exactly make out what was happening…but I’m pretty sure it was a motorcade carrying the fallen seal to the base.
Our friend then took us to the base where the future Navy flier was mesmerized by the airfields full of jets and helicopters.
And here we are, my little bro and I on the OTHER side of the country from where we started at 2am in Miami.
It’s been a long day but so worth the travel. I am not looking forward to the funeral, but I am looking forward to sharing with all of you the experience of honoring our hero. It’s not often (thankfully) that the opportunity to give gratitude in this way comes along, so I hope you’ll continue to follow along, share the post and the photos on social media, and let others know that they can leave comments on the blog or on our social media and we will follow up with a gift of gratitude and sympathy for these new Gold Star family members that includes your sentiments.
Please join us in praying for this family and for the entire community as it grieves the loss of such an incredible team member and serviceman. I can not even begin to imagine their pain, but I hope through these posts to be able to share with you the cost of every freedom we hold dear!