Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Fond Farewell

“There is no greater love than this that a man should lay down his life for his friends.”
~ John 15:13

As many of my readers know, one of Fargo’s own was tragically killed in the line of duty on February 11, 2016. Officer Jason Moszer.

There are too many fresh wounds in Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding area to speak of love and romance on the Butterfly Phoenix blog, in spite of Valentine’s Day. However, romantic love is not the only kind of love in the world, and this is the perfect time to remember that.

The community is coming fresh off the heels of Giving Hearts Day, but today and throughout this week, I am asking you to dig a little bit deeper and donate to The  Moszer Family Benefit Fund. Your donation will not be tax deductible, however think of it as a much needed deposit in a love starved world. Kindness matters in the face of tragedy. The smallest amount means as much as the largest, because it means you care, and that holds far more value.

Officer Jason Moszer is the first officer to lose his life in the line of duty in Fargo since 1882. Let us not forget that even in these dark hours, Fargo is a beautiful city, filled with the kindness of strangers, warmth of community and most of all love for one another.