At the conclusion of “Sunday Square-Off” (airing at 8 a.m. Sunday on Channel 12 in Phoenix), they allow you to “sound off” on any topic for about 30 seconds. This was how I ended the show:
On this Memorial Day weekend, I want to tell you about an incredible family in Tucson, the Lucero family.
In 2004 Mike and Tina Lucero lost their oldest son, Marine Lance Corporal Joshua Lucero, in fighting outside Baghdad.
But the Lucero family’s commitment to defending freedom continues. Joshua’s younger sister is back from her first tour in Iraq, and her twin brother is there right now.
In between baseball and barbecues this weekend, take a moment to pray for the safety of our troops, and to remember the Luceros and other families for whom Memorial Day has special meaning.