Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Father-in-law's urn laid to rest

Today we laid to rest my father-in-law's urn at the Tahoma National Cemetery.

The veterans at the cemetery held a small service for us. At the main funeral we had the honor guard present, and they carried the coffin, folded the flag, and fired a 3-volley salute. For the cemetery we brought the

At the main funeral we had the honor guard present, and they carried the coffin, folded the flag, and fired a 3-volley salute. For the cemetery we brought the flag with us and the veterans presented it to mom again. The veterans said some words in his memory and the chaplain said a prayer.

The veterans also did a 3-volley salute and a bugler played "Taps". I cried when they played the bugle, both times at the church funeral and the cemetery service.
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The urn was placed in a wall. There were many flowers delivered ahead of time.

After mom placed the urn in the wall she prayed for a while. She said she feels lonely now without the ashes at home. But it is good that he will be remembered here as a veteran.

My brother-in-law Eric, after the niche was sealed. The plate will be engraved later, for now just a temporary name plate. After mom and everyone left, Bobby went back alone to say goodbye.

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