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Tribute to a Retired Firefighter cont...

Friday, July 10, 2009

From the funeral home and into the Hurst goes the American flag covered casket holding our dear friend and retired Firefighter Walt, The procession doesn’t have to go far yet it is led by My husbands command vehicle, 2 Fire trunks then the Hurst.

Surrounded by family and friends, Walt’s casket blanketed with an American flag is removed from the Hurst and the casket honors carry it through a short line of retired Vets from the VFW. The graveside service continues, the Firefighters all lined up and standing at attention, The Military standing with their riffles shooting their saloot and then back to attention behind the firefighters and the military bugle just off in the distance playing TAPS.

In April you were there by reading it, Now you can experience it and feel the Goose bumps appear

My Husband thought the bugle was a recording until he watched this Video.
Enjoy the wonderful experience of this wonderful Tribute to a retired Firefighter.

'Taps' used at military funerals.
The words are:

Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes
From the hills.
From the sky.
All is well.
Safely rest.
God is nigh.

Fading light.
Dims the sight.
And a star.
Gems the sky.
Gleaming bright.
From afar.
Drawing nigh.
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise.
For our days.
Neath the sun
Neath the stars.
Neath the sky
As we go.
This we know.
God is nigh
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    AS a firefighter married to a police officer, we both know that at some point in time, either one of us will have to hear the "last radio call" for the other.

    The general public does not realize the detail that goes into the funeral of a military service member. Especially, that of a funeral escort for a member killed overseas. I encourage you and your friends to rent the movie, "Taking Chance" with Kevin Bacon. It will help you appreciate even more the behind-the-scenes thought and care that goes into bringing our soldiers home to their families.

    2663 days ago
    It was my uncles' funeral all over again....very meaningful. Thank you for sharing the experience.
    3206 days ago
    Made me cry. Thank you.
    3206 days ago
    Thanks for sharing, Becki! This was awesome and makes us all reflect on the great service the Firefighters provide for us and the sacrifices they make during their lifetimes! Thanks again.

    Love and Blessings,
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    3206 days ago
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