Remember what today is about. Regardless of your beliefs, remember. Know that although churches will be filled, and services conducted, your Marines continue to hunt the enemy with a relentless accomplishment. There are no colored eggs or (melted) chocolate bunnies. The air is filled with blowing dust and the sounds of local area are still & quiet, for now.

Patrols finish up and return to base as others prepare to go out. The continuous hunt for the enemy gains momentum as the holiday arrives. There are no special meals or events planned but perhaps an extra religious service held next to a tent by a visiting chaplain for those that can attend. Not sure what the day will entail as the enemy won’t hold off just because of the content of the day.

Throughout my travels I happen to look down and in a sea of rocks this rock caught my eye. Thousands of rocks, walked over time and time again and as timing would have it, I happen to look down and see this single rock. I haven’t altered the rock, drawn on it or anything simply picked it up and was surprised by the uncanny symbol of a cross on the rock. You couldn’t make a more perfect cross if you were carving it. Thought I would post it as it seemed fitting for the day especially since I found it here in Afg and with everything going on.

 Take a minute where you are and look at what you are doing today and remember what the day is about.

Semper Fidelis & Happy Easter


  1. Thank you for this very moving posting..
    I agree what a beautiful rock and perfect for today and every day.
    Our thoughts and prayers are always with you and your Marines.
    God Bless each and every one.

  2. God bless you all and protect you now and forever! We are so proud of you and pray for you each day. We especially remembered all of you on Easter, and the sacrifice you continually make for us.
    Thank you for sharing this post!

  3. Sign… sign… everywhere a sign…
    Signs of God’s greatness and reminders of his Son’s love for us are everywhere- but the one you found in the rocks is just amazing. Very, very cool.

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