He had time to make his wishes known, what funeral home he wanted ( Heeney-Sundquist, same one that we used for my mom and my grandmother ), what songs he wanted (It's a Wonderful World,at the funeral home Prayer of St. Francis and Ave Maria at the church)and that he wanted a military funeral, minus the 21-gun salute.
He also had plenty of insurance and money left from the sale of his house so everything was easily paid for.
Like he had done for us our whole lives, he made sure he had our backs!
My dad was very proud to be a Korean War vet. I had never seen a military funeral before and it was touching.
|US Army logo on the side of the hearse|
Two military personnel were standing at attention when we pulled up to the grave site .
I didn't take a lot of pictures, obviously because it would have been tacky. I really wanted a picture of his flag draped casket sitting at the grave site but no one took one. This is as close as I got.
After the service and taps was played, the flag was folded and handed to my brother as the oldest son.
Then we hung around until he was buried in the grave site he bought next to my mom when she passed away in 2002.
It was as nice of a service as it could be and a wonderful send off to a special man.
I will miss him a lot but I am comforted to know that someway, somehow he is with my mom again.
Until the next time.....