Every so often The Post prints the pictures of fallen soldiers from our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq [“Faces of the Fallen”], and I find that I blithely flip past the page after a cursory glance, because we expect those types of deaths to occur. But by the time I finished reading the article about Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly’s visits to the parents of some of the children killed in Newtown, Conn. [“Giffords, spouse start group to call for new gun laws,” news, Jan. 9], I, not accustomed to crying in public, had tears in my eyes.  

Then I turned back to the page of the fallen soldiers and shed tears for them, too.

David F. Wright, Falls Church