by Clifford F. Thies
On Sunday, Megan Underwood was entertaining a friend from California. They thought to snap a picture with a handsome soldier at the War Memorial. Today, that soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, is dead, killed by a radical Muslim.
We take this opportunity to remember Nathan and all those protecting us from extremists and the criminal element, from infectious diseases and natural disasters, including those in the Border Patrol and the Coast Guard and the nurses screening persons coming into our country from places suffering epidemics of ebola.
We remember the Kurds fighting against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the Ukrainians fighting against hoodlums sponsored by Russia, and the students of Hong Kong peacefully demonstrating on behalf of freedom and democracy. We are surrounded by heroes and their spirits are with us forever.