As we go through life we are presented with opportunities to reflect on how our lives impact others. We tend to ignore these opportunities because they come at an inconvenient time or because they may force us to reevaluate ourselves. Fight the urge to ignore them and take them as they are--an opportunity to make us better people.....
Corporal Ryan C. McGhee, 21, Company D, 3rd Battalion, 75th Regiment, Army Rangers, died of wounds sustained on May 13th while participating in an operation to rid Iraq of a weapons facilitator and a suicide vest cell known to be operating in the area.
Before last night's football game at Massaponax High School, where Ryan McGhee graduated in 2006, family, friends and those who served with Ryan gathered to dedicate a memorial in his honor. His jersey number, 33, which he wore as a player on the Massaponax football team, was also retired.
Those Left Behind
Members of Ryan McGhee's family and those who served with him in Iraq and Afghanistan.
".....to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."