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Posted: 7/3/2002 4:26:34 PM EDT
He was a WWII vet and we had the local VFW guys who were also WWII vets perform the ceremonial funeral. The gentlemen provided a three man rifle team for the salute, followed by Taps. The flag was folded and presented to my grandmother by my cousin, who is a Major in the Army. It was one of the most emotional experiences that I have had. After the funeral, I took some time to thank these vets for what they just did and for all they have done. I felt that with tomorrow being our Independence Day, we might take some time to reflect upon this and if we can, go thank a veteran for their service. A heartfelt thank-you to all here who have put on the uniform and fought for our freedom. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Brian
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Link Posted: 7/3/2002 4:45:39 PM EDT
[USA]
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 4:56:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2002 4:56:43 PM EDT by ColonelKlink]
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 6:12:23 PM EDT
my condolences to you and your familly. The world is loosing more and more hero's everyday. [:(]
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 6:14:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 6:41:17 PM EDT
Brian, I'm sorry to hear about your loss, my condolences to your family. My Grandfather was my best friend, and I miss him every day. Just hang in there, we will all be together once again, never to be separated.
Originally Posted By osprey21: All my respect Brother. Grandfathers... they don't make'em anymore..
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Amen....Another Hero of the Greatest Generation has departed and the world feels a bit more hollow.
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 6:46:53 PM EDT
Sorry to hear of the passing of your Grandfather. I lost mine (also a WWII vet) in December. We need to thank the vets every chance we get for the freedoms that we have. God Bless This Soldier medcop
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 6:59:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2002 6:59:58 PM EDT by GI_Brat]
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 7:01:16 PM EDT
My condolences, they were for sure the greatest generation. Hopefully some of us learned at least a little bit from them.
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 7:09:21 PM EDT
Our deepest sympathies to you & your family.
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 7:33:42 PM EDT
My Grampas are all gone now. They're pretty special guys and we miss 'em. In typical Grampa fashion, though, they go first and will be there for you when you get there!
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 7:40:03 PM EDT
My hat is off, sorry to hear of the loss.. [USA]
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 8:28:33 PM EDT
I'm sorry for your loss and the loss of an American Hero.
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 8:55:36 PM EDT
GodSpeed
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 10:16:23 AM EDT
I'm sorry to hear about your GRANDfather. We don't have many of the WWII hero's left. I don't have any GRANDparents left. I am 58 and they have been gone for several years. You have my deepest sympathy. Jim Hall
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 5:56:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2002 5:57:18 PM EDT by Drake]
Thanks to all who replied. We just had our annual 4th of July picnic/shooting event and it was rough not having him there to critique my shooting! All of the extra family has left now so this will be the first night my grandma stays alone. I think she should head back down to Florida where they have a lot of "bingo buddies" to keep her busy. My dad is going to make a few display cases for both of my grandfathers' flags. My other grandpa was a WWI vet and I have the flag from his coffin. I will post pics of the finished project when my Dad completes them. Hope you all had a great day. Thanks, Brian
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