That says it all for me."See the people in the windows? They'll sit right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home," he said. "They're going to remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should."
After I came home from Desert Storm, I was assigned to funeral detail. My job of honor was to be part of the 21 gun salute. I never felt more honor than when I pulled that trigger 3 times per funeral to salute our fellow brotheren. There is nothing quite as solice as a military funeral.XD BACKUP GUN said:I attended a Funeral for a Army National Guardsman, that was KIA in Iraq.
It is an experience that I will never forget.
I did not know the man but a neighbor's husband is in this man's unit, so I attended the funeral with his wife because he was still in Iraq.
The unit is home now.
They lost 3 men in the same attack.
I am reading at work... I keep having to take breaks to avoid such a consequence. Very well written feature and a nice reminder to all of us the sacrifices our armed forces make daily.jkswiss said:That made me cry.
Thanks for the link, My family and I sent a Thank You, however, I dont think we can ever thank them enough with for all they have done...Matt`G said:I am reading at work... I keep having to take breaks to avoid such a consequence. Very well written feature and a nice reminder to all of us the sacrifices our armed forces make daily.jkswiss said:That made me cry.
If so inspired, remember that this week is Thank a Soldier Week. Please send a thanks to a soldier overseas during Christmas: http://www.thankasoldierweek.com ... if you weigh the few minutes it will take to fill in the form box on that page versus the time and respect our soldiers deserve, there is no reason not to do this.
Scott,Old School said:Of all of the things posted on this forum, and others like it, this is the greatest information of all. We 'battle' with typed words, formulating labels for each other based on comments, spelling errors, jokes, and politics. In the end, we are all people; likes those mentioned within the article and the video.
Thank you for sharing this. I was a wreck during the entire read. I then saw the video on Mr. Warns and I wept allowed. That is something I have not done in a very long time.
As my three children lay in their beds asleep, I think to myself, may they never have to endure anything like what I have just read and watched. And if they should, by God, they better have the respect of all Americans; the same respect I have for all who have served and those who have fallen.
God Bless America. God Bless the American Soldier. May God Bless You.