Let us redouble our efforts to recognize and assist our warriors and their families as we progressively absorb the repercussions of the disaster that transpired last week in Kabul. Kirk Owen, an Army Staff Sergeant, was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. He was survived by his wife and two children, one of whom, Kylie, now works for Fallen Patriots. On August 15, 2011, he was laid to rest. On the tenth anniversary of Kylie’s father’s death, America ceded Afghanistan to the same militants who killed him. The cornerstone of our freedom and the American experiment is their attitude of voluntary, heroic, and unselfish service. Let us go above and above today to express our gratitude to our soldiers and their families.