Families of the Fallen • Copyright 2011

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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew. 5:4

Widow: to separate; disunited/of things that have united previously; to disjoin; to set asunder; to isolate; to prepare apart.

Orphan: a child deprived by death of one or both parents.

Deprived: to take away a necessity of life.

Allowing a person the freedom to grieve allows them the sacred privilege of “remembering.” Let them remember. The path to comfort is to grieve; let them. The alternative is to forget, and they will never heal.

Remember: keep in mind, commemorate, go back, hold dear, keep forever, know by heart, recall, recognize, recollect, relive, remind, reminisce, retain, revive, summon up, think back, treasure.

Forget: consign to oblivion, dismiss from mind, disremember, draw a blank, fail to remember, lose sight of, think no more of, leave behind, disregard, drop, fail, neglect, omit.