This Day, December 11, 2009
Winds whispering sweet
When love and memory meet
For a life that will ever soar
In the heavens evermore
For the valor within heart
From which his quest had its start
For all he brought by noble deed
This in memory in God's loving creed.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Lt. Col. Michael L. Murphy, USMC was killed on the night of Dec. 11, 2000
along with three other brave Marine Warriors
while test piloting the MV22 Osprey Helicopter.
Firmament, Watercolor, Rose Marie Raccioppi, http://www.apogeeart.com