Monday, April 6, 2009

Sergeant Myers Comes Home


This evening I saw the first casket of one of our servicemen arrive at Dover to be met by an Honor Gaurd. I can't stop crying. I have waited decades to see that honor bestowed on one of our fallen soldiers returning in a coffin from a war he or she was sent to fight in our name. It was so moving, so terribly sad. If it were my grandson coming back in a flag draped coffin, I'd want the world to feel my loss as if it belonged to us all.

6 comments:

Steve said...

the loss does belong to us all.
thank you for posting this and thank you for your kind words about my sister Michele

Utah Savage said...

I just found out about your sister last night Steve. I'm sorry I've been out of touch.

giggles said...

Steve beat me to it... One fallen soldier is a loss to all of us... (I posted about the Honor Guard...the HBO movie "Taking Chance." Sobbed the whole way through....) haven't seen it in person though....not sure I'd want to... (Off to a funeral of my own today.... a nun, who suffered only a short time with mesotheliomia.... a nun! asbestos...!?? where is the justice in her suffering??!!)

Randal Graves said...

There will be plenty more of these.

The Crow said...

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yellowdog granny said...

the loss is all of ours..which is why buttroy bush and his bunch didn't want us to see it..we'd identify too much and scream for his head.