Monday, November 29, 2010
I hope that you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. I had a nice Thanksgiving with a visit from my Sister-in-law, Patti, and for that, I am very thankful.
Along with the blessings of Thanksgiving, was Kevin's funeral and deep sadness. I have to tell you that Kevin was given the send off that he deserved, that of a true American hero! The procession from the funeral home to the cemetery was fairly long, maybe 30 to 40 minutes, and every few hundred yards or so, was a display of some kind of tribute to Kevin. The day was very cold and windy...... a blustery, although sunny, day. The streets were lined with police, firemen, firetrucks, Veterans, Patriot Guards, and patriotic citizens that just wanted to show their support of a fallen soldier. I've never seen so many American flags! They were even hanging from huge cranes in a couple of spots. The people along the road stood at attention in respectful salutes or with hands over their hearts, all holding American flags. Even more than the funeral itself, this public display of patriotism, love, and support was heart wrenching and inspiring. These people did not even know Kevin, they just wanted to thank him for his dedication and sacrifice for his (their) country.
And, publicly, I would like to thank them for standing out in the freezing weather to send a fallen hero home to his final resting place in the style he deserved.....to his eternal home with God. Thank you!
Rest in peace, Kevin. You will be missed, but never forgotten!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I had no idea that my last post, "Freedom Isn't Free", would directly come into my life this week. Kevin is at peace with his Heavenly Father, safe and sound, but his loved ones must follow Kevin's example and be brave and strong as the journey of grief begins. God Bless you, Kevin, and thank you for your sacrifice to make the world a better place! You will be missed!