Fathers also grieve


First and foremost, my compliments to Noa Meir and the JCRC for a well-planned and spiritually moving program (“Community gathers to remember ‘our boys,’ ” WJW, July 10). As a parent who has buried a son, I can relate firsthand to the grieving of these parents. As I told Noa after the program, all of the speakers forgot about the fathers. She graciously apologized. So often, grieving men are forgotten. It’s as if we don’t exist. The grieving process is especially difficult with the death of a child. All family members are grieving, not only the mothers.

North Bethesda

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