Call me a fool but each year I like to note this date and remember to light a mental candle on the 14th. Here, a reprint from 2008, I hope you won't mind.
Each year I like to note this as he is my...touchstone for all that the war has been.
Fabrizio Quattrocchi, Italian Hero, May 9, 1968-April 14, 2004
An archaic type of man who, in his last moments, did what I think we all hope we could do. For me, his blood in that sand flowers over and over. Forever.
"The Way of the Samurai is one of immediacy, and it is best to dash in headlong."- Yamamoto Tsunetomo