Now that it was “out there” we knew everyone would be scrambling to get the story. After all, it isn't every day someone from Barksdale is killed in action. Thank God for that.
In this day and age, it is big news when tragedy strikes locally. Reporters are surely scrambling to find next of kin to interview, photos to post and any other information that is available.
While this is the inevitable result of covering breaking news — especially a tragedy — I caution those in my industry to remember that this is more than a story. It is a family who has lost a loved one. It is an airman who paid the ultimate price. It is the cost of war.
Please join me in prayer for the family of Bryan Bell. They need our prayers more than anything else right now.
Thank you to all who sacrifice for freedom. Today was yet another reminder how much it truly costs.
May the Blog Be With You