Sacrifice and loss

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From the U.S. Dept. of Defense via

Remember with gratitude the sacrifice of the U.S. soldier whose life was lost in Operation Enduring Freedom, Nov. 15-21.

Alex Viola, 29

Remember his family and the civilians lost in violence around the world.

From the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, the Chicago Police Dept., and the Chicago Breaking News Center, by way of Chicago Tribune's RedEye, Thursday edition:

In the city of Chicago, the following people were killed by violence during the eight days, Nov. 14-21:

Javier Gonzalez, 17; Michael Walker, 35; Brandon Torres, 21; Latasha Amos, 37; Irbinzon Gonzalez, 25; Rose Maria Perez, 27

Keep their families and others impacted by violence in your thoughts and prayers.

Submitted each week by Mary Marling and Elizabeth Scanlon of the Unity Temple Unitarian/Universalist congregation where the names of casualties are read aloud at Sunday services.

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