July 05, 2009

Thank you Aaron

The #thankyouaaron hashtag is a rising trend on Twitter right now. The story behind it is heartbreaking.

North Shore Journal has a summary - Aaron Fairbairn was killed in action in Afghanistan early in the morning on July 4. Aaron was 21 years old.

From Aaron's father's twitter feed (@davidmmasters):
  • I'm so sorry, Aaron... You are MY hero... I love you... #thankyouaaron
  • Shelley, Beau and Sascha are enroute to Dover to meet Aaron's body, given in service this Independence Day. I love you, Aaron.
  • That you, @BobBurg. Please spread the word, "Thank you, Aaron," for making the ultimate sacrifice this Independence Day
  • I'd like to see "Thank you, Aaron," show up on the Trending Topics for giving his life on Independence Day in Afghanistan.
  • On Independence Day, a few hours ago, they killed my son, Aaron in Afghanistan.
  • Killing my son, Aaron and the Officer
  • When a suicide bomber, driving a truck breached the perimiter and pushed the button...
  • He was minding his own business BS-ing with an Officer on base in Afghanistan...
  • They killed my son, Aaron!
Thank you for making the sacrifice for the rest of us, Aaron. Our prayers are with your family and friends.

(The first photo above is from Aaron's MySpace pictures from Afghanistan.)

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