It was a pleasure to meet Robert Stokely and as soon as I get my work obligations in order I will have some video of the event memorializing his son on the anniversary of his death. He marks another solemn date with the following piece.
Last Saturday, August 22, I reflected on the Memorial Service we held to Remember and Honor Mike before he came home and at which I gave his eulogy. I was at the Freedom Concert hosted by Sean Hannity and honestly, it was difficult for me to stay as they continually honored the fallen - it was a day that was too wrought with emotion maybe to be there for that. I thought of the service four years ago and my eulogy of Mike. I don't do prepared speeches, rather I speak from the heart. I generally speak so from the heart that I don't even usually know what I say afterwards, and August 22, 2005 was certainly that day as I was laden with grief. I had to go back and look at the video to be able to know what I said that day, But, I got through it at his Memorial Service.