Thursday, July 10, 2008

This is How You Honor the Fallen

Got this from a friend at work:

Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for jumping on a grenade in Iraq , giving his life to save his fellow Seals.

During Mike Monsoor's funeral in San Diego, as his coffin was being moved from the hearse to the grave site at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, SEALs were lined up on both sides of the pallbearers route forming a column of two's, with the coffin moving up the center.

As Mike's coffin passed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident from his uniform, slapped it down embedding the Trident in the wooden coffin.

The slaps were audible from across the cemetery; by the time the coffin arrived grave side, it looked as though it had a gold inlay from all the Tridents pinned to it.

This was a fitting send-off for a warrior hero. This should be front-page news instead of the crap we see everyday. Since the media wont make this news, I choose to make it news by forwarding it onto you guys. I am damn proud of our military. If you are proud too, pls pass this on. If not then rest assured that these fine men and women of our military will continue to serve and protect.

That's how it's done.

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2 comments:

1894C said...

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May He cause His face to shine upon you. May He lift up His countenance and grant you peace.

requiem en pacem

Rustmeister said...

Amen