The Crosses Inspire Young People!
Last week, my wife and I, Benicia residents, were out of town on a business trip and left our 15 year old son, David, in the care of Lafayette friends for the week, so that he could continue to attend his sophomore classes at De La Salle HS in Concord during our absence. We had previously spoken to our children about the Lafayette crosses and the important symbolism they provide.
During his Lafayette stay, David became so moved by the memorial that he spontaneously made a video entitled "What is War," which features the crosses in the closing scene. I was shocked at how powerful the video came across and how the memorial drove home the video's message in the end. The video has been uploaded onto YouTube and can be accessed at the link below.
I know that the memorial has spurred controversy from some who are in denial, or who are too closed minded or self-centered to appreciate that there can be no more patriotic message of support for our troops than that conveyed by the Lafayette crosses. Therefore, the purpose of this note is to let those brave, untiring individuals behind the memorial know that it is appreciated, and that there is at least one more young person who has been educated and spurred to action by its message. As his father, and a strong supporter, I also thank you for that.
Stephen Gizzi, Esq.
Video Url: http://youtube.com/watch?v=mhXzcZNpFWs