who go where others fear to go,
to tell the stories no one wants to hear,
and stand without weapons
in the path of rage,
we are so grateful.
For all journalists this morning, we pray,
and for James whose journey
has taken his life,
for those who loved him
and whose loss is breaking heart
not breaking news,
And for tomorrow’s journalists,
of any country,
who are all our children,
we promise never to turn away
from the world you report,
at such a cost.
I never met James Foley, but I’ve had the honor of serving on the bio-ethics committee of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital with his father and have witnessed the sorrow of this family when James freedom was taken first in Libya and for the last almost two years in Syria. I am so grateful for the gift of his life.