Hello to everyone. Hope y'all had a decent day.
It was a beautiful day in Chicago to say final good byes to Sarge.
Nice service at the church, capped off by the organist playing 'Off We Go, Into the Wild Blue Yonder'. Brought smiles and tears to all as we were leaving. The ceremonies were then taken over by a United States Air Force honor guard. All young men, determined and exacting in their procedures. I was told that each manipulation and then each fold of our Flag had special meanings. (mebbe someone can shed some lite on this). 3 volleys were shot, M-14's, And then Taps was played on a bugle live. The flag was presented to the 3 offspring of Sarge, and the offering of the spent casings of the last volley. There was not a dry eye in the gathering. A beautiful ceremony.
The honor guard disappeared before I - or anyone , could shake hands and express our gratitudes.
It was as memorable and moving as Uncle Johnny's service, who was Sarge's brother, who also was a Master Sarge, USAF, ret., except his services were at the cemetary, and 'Taps' wasn't live, it was a cd, that the soundtrack got 'stuck'.