I am going to forego Green Thumb Sunday this week to honor Cpl James Hayward Arnal, who lost his life on July 18th while serving for Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.
Cpl James Hayward Arnal, aged 25 years, was killed by a roadside bomb Friday. He hailed from Winnipeg, Manitoba and was an experienced soldier, part of the 2nd Princess Patricia Light Infantry. He had volunteered for this year's rotation and had plans to volunteer for another tour in 2009. Cpl Arnal is the 88th Canadian to loose their life in Afghanistan.
Please pray for Cpl Arnal's family and also for the soldiers and friends who mourn his loss.