Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saluting Spencer Duncan

At Olathe South High School, one of the graduation traditions is recognizing the graduates who have enlisted in the military. In 2008, when Kate graduated, Spencer Duncan was one of the brave young men we applauded.

Spencer died in the Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan this weekend. He was 21. Kate's age. Spencer's brother Tanner graduated this year with Mary. He's in bootcamp.

I don't generally go all religious on the blog, but I'm going to make an exception today. Let Spencer's memory be a blessing and may God watch over Tanner.  
CI team member Deb A. sent me this link re: writing an ethical will some time ago and today seems like an appropriate time to post it. The title may sound morbid, but it's not. It's a great idea and the results may surprise you: Putting what you value into words can clarify what really matters the most.


Denise said...

And this year his brother Tanner enlisted. Prayers for the entire Duncan family - Spencer was a hero. The entire city should join Olathe South in recognizing this young man and his family.

Leslie said...

Wow. What heartbreaking news. I can't possibly imagine...