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May 30, 2006

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fantastagirl

What a great post - and tribute to your dad. The pictures are great! Thanks for commenting on my blog...and I have thanked my Grandpa's, my Dad, my cousins and friends for their service, not only in words, but by the way I live and am teaching my kids. It's the only thing I can do.

Sondra

Wonderful post, Uzz, and AMAZING pictures. They made me a little teary. Thanks for sharing.

Cullen

Hey Uzz, great stuff. I'm not sure what the Marine in the photo is doing. I've been to a lot of memorial events and have never seen someone step aside like that -- but it could be a Marine thing. I know that color guards, funeral details and the like have some flexibility in how they do things.

Here are a couple of site with more info on the 21-gun salute:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21-gun_salute

http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/faq/salute.htm

Joye

Beautiful. Thanks.

Robbie

Wow. I wish I'd seen these pictures sooner. How powerfully moving.

They remind me of a Patriot Guard Rider mission I was on in Utopia, TX last month ---

We were escorting the casket of Sgt. Weikamp to his final resting place. There were townsfolk lined up all along the 15 miles from his hometown in Utopia to the cemetary in Vanderpool. Standing a part from the crowd, I spotted a n old man wearing a VFW hat, slumped against a lampost, quitely crying as we passed by.

It tore me up.

Army of Mom

Hey, I had to revisit this post. I love your pictures and that you took our boy to be part of it. Kids need that. I think the country would be a better place if more parents taught their children these lessons. Thanks.

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UzzTunes

  • Original Soundtrack - Falling Slowly

    Falling Slowly
    Original Soundtrack: Once

    You may have seen Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova play this song live during the Oscar's...as well as her beautiful speech. Maybe the most beautiful love song I have heard in the past 10 years.

  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Killing The Blues

    Killing The Blues
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Raising Sand

    I have had this CD, but had not listened to it...until I heard this song used in a commercial...as weird as it sounds, they have a great chemistry!

  • Sara Bareilles - Love Song

    Love Song
    Sara Bareilles: Little Voice

    Yet ANOTHER song I discovered through a commercial! Her voice is impressive and the vibe of the whole CD makes it worth taking a shot on.

  • Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma

    Oxford Comma
    Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

    The new critics darlings are definitely an acquired taste, but the lyrics are highly literate, the songs are smart and the arrangements are delightfully quirky! Vampire Weekend certainly deserves the hype!

  • Yael Naïm - New Soul

    New Soul
    Yael Naïm: Yael Naim

    Another song I discovered from a commercial! This is that jaunty little number you hear in the new MacBook Air commercial...you can't help but smile:-)

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