On October 12, 1998, Matthew Shepard succumbed to the fatal injuries he had received five days earlier while tied to fence post. It's been thirteen years, as of today. Thirteen years since his family had to remove his feeding tube, following his DNR request. Thirteen years since his brother, Logan, almost collapsed after mistaking his brother's involuntary choking and coughing as a sign of recovery. Thirteen years since the world lost a son, a brother, a friend, and an innocent victim of a brutal hate crime. Please take a moment to remember Matthew Shepard and his family and friends today.