Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Mister

He has an interesting job. Though a sad one. He attends funerals daily, as a member of the Honor Guard. He performs the 21 gun salute as well as the folding of the flag for any veteran or active duty military personnel who pass away. Up until this weekend, he'd only performed services for WWII and Vietnam veterans.

But this weekend was especially busy and sad as a soldier who was killed in the line of duty was brought home.

It started on Friday with the arrival of the casket. He was a pallbearer. Last one on the left...

He attended the visitation yesterday, and today he performed the 21 gun salute at the funeral.

What an honor to be involved in such a sobering experience.

Please send up a prayer for the family of this fallen soldier.

1 comment:

  1. I sent up a prayer. Your mister sounds like a good man.