Notes from a bitch…

This Veteran’s Day I am remembering one of the thousands of women who served.
Pfc. LaVena Johnson was killed on July 19, 2005 in Iraq.
The cause of her death is still being questioned.
Her murder and the lack of information about it touch more than just those of us from her hometown.
As the nation pauses in remembrance this Veteran’s Day let us not forget.
In our excitement over the hope inspired by our recent election…may we not lose sight of the questions still in need of answers.
And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

For more information about Pfc. Johnson and the investigation into her death visit

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