Austin Patriot Guard Riders › Forums › Completed Missions › James W. Sykes, 89, WWII Veteran, Austin, TX, 31 MAR 2010 › Reply To: James W. Sykes, 89, WWII Veteran, Austin, TX, 31 MAR 2010
We are burying two soldiers on Wednesday.
One is 18 yrs old, barely a man, just learning to take up arms in the defense of his country and freedom. The other fought in far away lands during a terrible world war many years ago and survived to come home and live out his life into old age.
A poignant coincidence to be sure, but also a reminder that it is a good thing we do, to stand for such as these.
God rest their souls.