Friday, February 26, 2010

HONORING OUR SOLDIERS

This group of men are from our local VFW. They are called upon to perform Military Funeral Honors at the funerals of veterans. The honor guards all pass by the casket to pay their respects. Then the flag is removed from the casket and folded. The flag is then presented to the family members.
This funeral was on a very cold and windy day in February. The tribute was held outside the church.

On this day they went out to the cemetery. It was a very hot August day and they took refuge under a shade tree.

After the gun salute, taps is played.

The Commander gives orders for the 3-volley salute.

They all stand at attention as Taps is played. This tribute took place at the cemetery on a very cold and snowy day.
These men are dedicated to their duties and show up no matter what the weather. Most of them are in the 70's and some in the 80's.
The Commander, shown here saluting, is my Dad.

5 comments:

Photos by Julee said...

Deb...love the post. We should all honor them for all they have done and continue to do.

Jules said...

You did an awesome job with this post. I love it.

Mom said...

Please pass the kleenex

Aleta said...

This was beautiful. These men deserve so much respect!

Tabby said...

I like the pictures of Grandpa.