This has been a very solemn week in our country as 13 U.S service members were killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. The news is sad for our country as a whole but for the friends and families of these service members it is horrific and unimaginable. The more I read and learn about these 13 people the more tears uncontrollably pour down my cheeks. The average age of these brave soldiers was 22 years old. These men and women had wives, husbands, children, parents, friends and so much more life to live. I'm finding it hard to find the right words and I keep find myself saying "it isn't fair" over and over again.

We can say "I am sorry for your loss" to these families until we are blue in the face but actions speak louder than words. It is our job to honor their lives with dignity and respect and to never take our freedom for granted.

Restaurants and bars all over the country are paying tribute to our fallen soldiers in different ways. Patty Gale shared the photo below from Grand Slam Pizza Bar and Grill in Manchester. As you can see, they have set out 13 beers to honor the lives of the brave men and women who fought for our country.

Patty Gale via Facebook

For the most part, the photo was met with an outpouring of love and respect. As for the people that took this as an opportunity to argue about politics in the comments, shame on you. These families are trying to grieve and your political beliefs are not going to bring their loved ones back. Have some respect.

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