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Posted over 3 years ago
" Never Say Goodbye.....":
" I recently attended a funeral service for my spouse's great-uncle,who was a WW II Army Veteran,
( Bronze Star Award ), remaining fairly active up until two weeks before his death,peacefully passing
in his sleep @ the age of 90 years old.On the morning of the viewing / funeral, I was suprised to see
that the number of small grandchildren had outnumbered the adults,close friends @ the service.
This occasion seemed more of," a melancholy rememberance", than ," a grieving process",in that
everyone had recounted mainly on the happier times that were shared with Uncle Bill and his children,
being that there were tears of joy,in place of sorrow.The viewing had its brief encounters with
the youngsters,either approaching the coffin to,"tap the shoulder of Pop to wake-up", or just to gander
at the display of flowers,ribbons and assorted photos,adorning the casket.
**The most interesting part was during the Military Honor / graveside salute,each of his grandchildren,plus
one great-grandchild, ( Ten, all together ),was included to place an individual rose / miniature,American Flag
around his casket, during Taps played and bagpipes serenade.
** I guess we have nothing to fear, but fear itself."