The Memorial Day remembrance of those who died fighting for our country has left me thinking of the three men in Portland, two of whom died defending a hijab-wearing teen and her African-American friend from the racist and anti-Muslim taunts of a deranged man.
(And he was seriously deranged -- fuller story HERE)
By standing up for two strangers under attack, Ricky John Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and Micah Fletcher showed humankind at its finest.
Best and Namkai-Meche were murdered for their bravery; Fletcher was wounded in the attack.
May their memories be a blessing. And may we all be as brave.