I just wanted to mention that at the funeral today for my elderly friend who passed away late last week, I was moved by the eulogy and songs by the choir. Since my friend was a World War II veteran, there was a bugle player there who played "Taps" which was even more moving. The casket was draped with the American flag and two military officers folded and presented it to my friend's nephew seated at the grave site.
While many families have lost loved ones during wartime, this was a first for me to be standing there hearing 'Taps' played and feeling the same sorrow as them saying my final goodbyes. Very touching day indeed!
1 year ago