Monday, July 13, 2009

Taps

My dad belongs to a group of buglers that performs Taps for military funerals. BFJ took the day off to watch the boys so that I could go with my dad to a service today. I wanted to get some pictures of him in his Army uniform. You can see the VFW Honor Guard in the background; they were a nice group of fellows, and said they usually attend between one and four services a week. They asked my dad if a beautiful escort was standard issue. Isn't that sweet :) While I was there, I took the opportunity to find the headstone of BFJ's maternal grandparents. As it turned out, they were only yards away, so I got some pictures of them for my genealogy files. There were incredible views all around, a fitting place to lay our veterans to rest.

5 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Yes, that is sweet. Imagining how proud your Dad must have been to have you there with him, too. A lot of love, honor and respect going on around here.

Rewarding post to read. *karendianne.

Candace said...

I agree with Karen....your dad was surely so proud to have you with him!
Cheers!

Anna's Blog said...

Karen that is an amazing photo of your Dad.....what an awesome opportunity that must have been! :)

audreypawdrey said...

That picture of your dad is wonderful! Taking pictures for your genealogy files is also really neat; I have dabbled in research along those lines myself. Have a good day!

Stephanie D. said...

Great picture of your dad with the Honor Guard in the background! Please tell him and his friends thank you for me. I don't have anyone who served in the military, but I do appreciate the honor they are giving our heroes.