As the events of last night unfolded and President Obama addressed the Nation, he reflected on the memories of those who died on 9/11 and members of our armed forces who have given their lives serving this country. Today is a day of mixed emotions, triumph over evil, yet reflecting on those that are no longer with us today. As many of you know, “Nate’s Field” in Epping is dedicated to Nate Hardy, a member of Seacoast United’s very first team who tragically lost his life in the line of duty in 2008. Nate was a dear friend to so many people, a doting father, a loyal brother and a loving son of Steve and Donna Hardy. He served for over 10 years as an elite Navy Seal and a proud member of Seal Team 6 who performed so heroically last night.
A new American flag will be flying at the Club’s Outdoor Complex in Epping today and hope you can take a moment if you are at the fields this week to read the tribute the Club did to keep the memory of Nate alive.
"Terror is not a new weapon. Throughout history it has been used by those who could not prevail, either by persuasion or example. But inevitably they fail, either because men are not afraid to die for a life worth living, or because the terrorists themselves came to realize that free men cannot be frightened by threats, and that aggression would meet its own response." President John F. Kennedy, September 25, 1961 – Founder of the Navy Seals
Nate Hardy Field Dedication http://www.seacoastunited.org/Outdoor/382091.html