READ: James Foley’s Heartwrenching Final Letter to Family Before His Beheading

On the day American journalist James Foley was executed by an Islamic State militant, his parents released this final letter from him.

In the letter, Foley touched upon his imprisonment, and conveyed just how much love and longing he had to be close to his family once more. Though faced with overwhelming odds, he never gave up his optimism about life.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. If you want to help contribute to keeping Foley’s spirit alive, you can do so here.

Read James Foley’s final letter below.

James Foley's final letter to family

President Barack Obama is vowing justice for the murder of James Foley.