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Wed May 2, 2012, 02:49 PM

31. Wow 98 yrs old. I have to tell you am envious. God bless him. My dad was in the

 

military for 22 yrs. He had a military funeral. He was buried at Arlington National. I have seen many of military funerals. While my husband served at Ft Meade, Md I worked at the chapel were many a funeral takes place. I have had the fortune of going to Arlington. They have one of the most beautiful little chapels I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of chapels. I got to meet many of the guards while we had to wait for a funeral to finish. I mean these people are all professionals. The priest didn't know my dad but when he talked to us you thought he knew him well. The gravesite ceremony and the playing of taps stirs your heart. My dad, your dad and many dads and moms get a great send off. Well deserved. My father-in-law was lucky that a funeral detail came from Ft Campbell to our little rural town. Many people here don't see something like this often. We usually have retired old soldiers playing the taps. It isn't the same. My father-in-law said he wanted the military funeral and we made sure he got it. It was so lovely.

May the grace of god be with you.

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