Another day to remember

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SACO, Maine – James Foley, the journalist from Rye, New Hampshire was 40 years old when his ISIS captors executed him in August.

At the time, ISIS claimed the killing was in retribution for the air strikes conducted by the United State military and coalition forces against their positions in Northern Iraq.

After Foley was executed, two other hostages, Steven Sotloff and Alan Henning, were also killed in retaliation and ISIS released videos of their deaths to the Internet.

Today is Foley’s birthday. He would have turned 41.

Churches, schools, loved ones, and friends are gathering across the country to once again remember him and keep him in their thoughts.

We should too.




David Arenstam

About David Arenstam

Originally from away, but here to stay - Maine is my home and I love writing stories about the people and places from my end of the state. I am a teacher and writer and my first novel, "Homecoming: A Soldier's Story of Loyalty, Courage, and Redemption" is available now at