AMERICA'S TRUE GOLD STAR MOMS
Gotta love the New York Daily News:
Only at the risk of seeming stone-hearted does one beat up on such a grief-torn soul as Gold Star Mom Cindy Sheehan - unless one is a Gold Star Parent oneself and thus entitled to viewpoints every much as morally authoritative as hers.
Many moms and dads who have lost their own sons and daughters to Iraq are informing Sheehan that hers is hardly the only Gold Star out there, and that personally they choose to honor their dead by supporting the war. "Chris and all those over there are fighting for all of us," a mourner said the other day at a service for 19-year-old Ohio Marine Christopher Dyer. His mother, Kathy, urged family and friends not to let anger at Christopher's death turn them against the war. Christopher served his country "with the greatest pride ... fighting to preserve freedom." (full article)