This Memorial Day will be bittersweet, it always it. But it hits us closer to home this year as we grieve the recent loss of SFC Cliff Beattie.
Cliff’s parents and sisters have been dear friends of ours for about a decade now, and they have always attested to his commitment to the Army and his country. The morning of his death, Cliff participated in a run honoring fallen soldiers. His wife was deployed in Iraq as well. He leaves behind two children, one of whom is about to graduate high school, as well as countless friends and family members.
Our thought, prayers, and aching hearts are with Cliff’s family at this time, as well as the family of the PFC also killed in the IED attack.
Flags throughout Washington state will fly at half staff on Wednesday June 1st in his memory…