There are no words to express the depth of our grief over the unnecessary deaths of 13 American service men and women last week in Afghanistan. I have spent the last few days learning about these amazing young people who lost their lives serving some of the most vulnerable people on the planet while they were betrayed by their own government.

Our hearts and prayers are with the families during this tragic time. We will never forget the sacrifice your families have made for the cause of freedom and liberty for all people.

With gratitude to those who served and their families – whose lives will never be the same. We mourn your loss and pray for God’s healing and mercy.

Chi Miigwetch to Captain Seth Keshel and Patriots everywhere for so generously sharing video and images.

Photo collage courtesy of the US Naval Institute.