Remembering a soldier’s banjo

Today on Memorial Day it seems appropriate to link to this story in the Galesburg Register-Mail. The story is one of remembrance for Pfc. Caleb Lufkin who recently passed away from wounds sustained in Iraq earlier this month. When not soldiering Caleb worked at a local lumber company and enjoyed playing his banjo.

On Wednesdays and some Thursdays, Caleb brought his banjo to the lumber yard and “picked and grinned” with Tammy and a couple of his friends in the display room.

Regardless of your political leanings, on this day we should all come together to offer a pray of comfort for the family of a fellow bluegrass picker who fell in service to his country. If you are playing music today, pick one in Caleb’s honor.