Memorial Day

Remembering my classmate Steve Voight

Several years ago I wrote this Memorial Day tribute to my middle and high school classmate Steve Voight, a member of Seal Team Eight who was killed during a search and rescue mission in the Indian Ocean. The motivation was a scene glimpsed while delivering the software mentioned in the story - a war protest outside of Hanscom Air Force base in Massachusetts. Our rights to protest, to criticize, to comment, to congregate, and to engage in debate are protected and ultimately preserved by the men and women whom we remember today.