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Sunday, July 03, 2011

This morning we went to Church and did the usual.

This afternoon we went to the procession for the young man I last wrote about. It was about 93 degrees and sunny.

The Patriot motorcylists were thee. There was between 75-100 cyclists. The bag pipes then a horse driven wagon. There was 4 black horses. Their harnesses was topped w/silver. They stopped right in front of us. The horse towards us lost its footing;the hind legs started to buckle. It caught itself. The cofin was in back of the open wagon drapped in an American Flag! At that point I thought I was going to lose it!!! Then about a 2 1/2 block procession of cars.

The fire dept had two trucks at the little bridge on the way to the cementary. They had their ladders in an arch, and the procession passed under neath.

There sure could have been a lot more people paying their respects. That disappointed me!

I didn't take pictures in respect of the family.

I am still a bit shaken, and, it's not something I will soon forget.

Enjoy tomorrow, and remember the ones who made it possible for you to do so.



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  • POOH_BEAR_69
    I agree... There isn't enough respect or honor in the world to express my thanks to those who give so selflessly for all of us. May he go to be with the Lord, and may his family find peace in their hearts. Amen!
    3314 days ago
    I have respect for anyone who fights for this country. In the war that made us a country they were all immigrants. May he rest in peace and his family be comforted in knowing he died a hero!
    3315 days ago
    What a great tribute to this wonderful young man who gave his life for his adopted country...the USA!!! May God be with his family during this difficult time and beyond. I will keep them in my prayers.

    3315 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1951302
    Without those who are willing to give their lives for our freedom, we would not have it! emoticon
    3318 days ago
    Bless you for sharing. I would have lost it too. Oh that sent chills up my spine. What an honor to be able to honor him.

    3318 days ago
    Too many people take their freedoms for granted. They can't be bothered to take time to honor a fallen soldier. I'm glad he had a true military funeral. He was a brave young man. Too bad there aren't more men like him out there.
    3318 days ago
    Sounds like he had a true military hero's funeral. God bless him and his family.
    3318 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    Thank you for sharing this post, yes, it is sad that not many come out for these services. In keeping with the memory of this beloved lad, let us remember and pray for the brave men and women who give of themselves for our freedom, and especially for those families who have lost their loved ones. emoticon , my thoughts and prayers are with you all, from your Canadian Neighbor in Vancouver, BC Canada emoticon

    Happy Independence Day... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3318 days ago
  • LINDA!
    emoticon May he rest in peace.
    3318 days ago
    My brother in law rides in the Patriotic Color Guard for these funerals. I have so much respect for those who give their lives for us! You are right not enough people are out to pay their respects. God Bless you and your family this holiday weekend, the 4th!
    Great story! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3318 days ago
    Thank you. emoticon
    3318 days ago
  • DAISY443
    Thank you for sharing. It was a fitting tribute to a young man who gave all for his adopted country!
    3318 days ago
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