Saturday, June 04, 2011

Six Word Saturday: Pap's Funeral

Pap's Military Funeral made me proud....

Yesterday was Papaw's funeral....

I had never been to a military funeral before...

I said before, I thought it was appropriate he passed away on Memorial Day with him being a World War II Veteran. 

But when the young man from the Army came & saluted behind his casket while the other gentleman played, "TAPS"... just powerful...

& then the folding of the flag.... the honor they gave it.

When one would hold the flag while the other saluted... & then they exchanged places & saluted the flag...

& then presenting one to each of the sons...

Just powerful... no other word.

It made me proud of my Papaw for fighting for our country....

If you have someone in your family that is in the military... give them a hug & let them know that so many are proud of the work they do...


  1. RJ,
    How moving!! Your pictures are just beautiful!!!

    Thank you for sharing this part of your PawPaw's funeral with us.

    Praying for you girl ~~ love you, Dawn

  2. I got teary-eyed reading this. What respect for a veteran and our country.

  3. My husband was an army chaplain for over a decade. These scenes are very familiar to him but still touched his heart.

  4. So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Your images are wonderful. You've captured some of the moment forever.

  5. Just beautiful Rebecca Jo....those pictures are just breathtaking. Continuing to pray for you and your family.


  6. such a blessing! Thank you so much for sharing pictures of that intimate and special moment.

  7. So very special! My Pawpaw was a world war II vet also and his military service was so beautiful. I LOVE your pictures! They are truly amazing!

  8. I have never been to a military funeral but both my grandfather & my Dad will have military funerals when they pass away (which I pray isn't for a very long time!). Love the photos and the beauty captured in each of them. I've been praying for you & your family. Thanks for sharing this tribute.

  9. My sister's FIL passed away in January and had a military funeral. It was breath-takingly moving. I'm sorry for your loss.

  10. What a proud passage for your PawPaw that gave to his country for all of us! Military funerals are always touching.

  11. I'm sorry at the loss of your Papaw but it sounds like a fantastic tribute to his life.

    Thanks for sharing with us as part of 6WS.

  12. What an amazing thing to a part of. I wished I had been alive when my grandfather passed away. He would have (or should have) had a military funeral as well. As strange as it sounds, I would have loved to have seen in. It reminds you of the service they gave to their country, and how much we should honor our solders. I am still praying for you daily and your family! I hope the Lord brings you some comfort(and some air conditioning ...sorry, had to make you smile:) ) Love ya!!

  13. Wow, I got a huge lump in my throat by the end of the post. Powerful!

  14. Hun those photos give me chills, they are just amazing and moving!!


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