Remembering PFC Aaron Fairbairn who paid the ultimate price for our country while serving in the United States Armed Forces July 4th, 2009 in the Battle of COP Zerok in Paktika, Afghanistan. On this day he would have celebrated his birthday, ‘ere we celebrate it on his behalf in remembrance of our friend, family member and hometown hero.
It is always bittersweet honoring such a young man who answered the call and honorably kept his oath of service ‘til he was called upon to give all that he possibly could in service of his God and Country.
He may be gone, but not far off as he is still such a source of fond memories and continually an inspiration to others.
Also, as we remember Aaron, we remember his brothers in arms who also paid the ultimate price in those difficult moments leading to his being mortally wounded.
We also pray for those who continue to serve on the behalf of those of us who enjoy the sanctity of the freedoms for which they protect for us while standing in the gap.
We honor you all, and pray that you remain faithful, diligent and come home safely to reunite with your family and friends.
PFC Aaron Eli Fairbairn from Aberdeen, Washington and Fort Richardson, Alaska may no longer be with us, but we continually celebrate your life that was given in sacrifice for our country and the freedoms that we who loved you – and those who never knew you – enjoy in the United States of America.
You are a true American hero, as are those who have not only have made the ultimate sacrifice, but continue to sacrifice daily for what makes us proud to be Americans.
To think that you gave your life on America’s birthday makes your birthday more than just another reason for us to celebrate you, your life and your sacrifice.
Simply said, Happy Birthday and, “Thank you Aaron.”