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Every time I hear Tim McGraw's song, If You Are Reading This, I have to stop what I am doing. I can hardly get through the song dry eyed. There are times we have played it on the morning show and I have to leave the room or risk breaking down. It just hurts so much.
The sacrifice of war is hitting very close to home this weekend. There will be a mom, dad, and family who will be laying their son to rest this Saturday.
Pfc. Cody Baker died too young. Most of us didn't know him, but this Saturday we can help his family get through what will be the toughest day of their lives.
You will see flags being flown at half-staff Saturday in his memory. That just isn't a flag you see on that staff. That is the reason Pfc. Cody Baker died. He was protecting that flag and all we stand for in America.
Pfc. Cody G. Baker, of Holton, Kansas died on August 3, 2011, while serving in the U.S. Army in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Pfc. Baker was an infantryman with the Fort Polk, Louisiana based 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. He was killed when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton with burial to follow in Holton Cemetery.