Glen Doherty lost his life doing his duty, defending the concepts of freedom and justice. A warrior who sacrificed himself for his country and for all of us. Our thoughts go out to his family and before observing a minute of silence, we would like read for him the words written by the Emperor Hadrian, who with infinite poem describes how the soul reluctantly leaves the body. But this is not a permanent abandonment: whoever lives in the memory of those who remain, lives forever.
“Little soul, gentle and drifting,
guest and companion of my body,
now you will dwell below in pallid places,
stark and bare;
there you will abandon your play of yore.
But one moment still,
let us gaze together on these familiar shores,
on this world which we shall not see again…
let’s try, if we can, to enter death with open eyes.”