These signs honor two men who knew where they were going, who had the courage, who took the risks and who made the ultimate sacrifice in public service.
As Patton reminds us: "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank god that such men lived."
Today our purpose is simply to show our thanks, and express our humility for the way Kowalski and Hall lived.
And that is why we honor them with a dedication to something that is both public, and permanent.
Public…like the nature of their service. Permanent…like the light of their shining example.