That simple sentence is part of a post titled On Leaving that Greyhawk of Mudville Gazette wrote for his children on September 23, 2004 prior to his first deployment to Iraq. It touched me deeply and I’ve never forgotten it. Occasionally, I go back and re-read it. In fact, I read it again just last week… to remind myself. That post touched many people and even inspired a song by the group 3 dB down.
Today, Greyhawk informs us of a design submitted in a contest at Wooden-Nickel.com by one David Self, also inspired by On Leaving. The outside edge of the designed coin carries the inscription [ed – corrected 5/1/08]
“God bless those that go fight the dragons.”
There are four other coin designs in this contest. Anyone can vote once per day per IP Address. Unfortunately, the contest ends tomorrow, April 30th. So, please, HURRY! Go vote today and tomorrow in the Wooden Nickel Contest Designer for #4.