Celebrating Ari Brown-Weeks

Our family had a bit of funny news when my daughter Sarah got picked for “America’s Next Top Model.” Then we read that Ari Brown-Weeks was killed in Iraq. His dad was one of Sarah’s teachers.

Friends of Sarah might like to watch the show, but no one in our family is celebrating, because we’re heartbroken.

Ari Brown-Weeks signed up to serve his country. If no one signs up, we don’t have a country. That’s getting more and more likely. We’re taking the most dedicated members of the armed services and making them sorry they ever signed up. Ari Brown-Weeks was scheduled to come back in November.

You can’t celebrate when you’re heartbroken. Except to do honor to the patriotism of Ari Brown-Weeks.