Saturday, July 5, 2008
Today, my Mom, Chuck and I attended the memorial service for my Uncle Bill. It was a solemn and moving ceremony. Uncle Bill served in the Navy during World War II and left service with the rank of Lieutenant. Today, as Aunt Bev stood surrounded by their seven children and their extended family and friends, the Navy honor guard presented her with the American flag. In listening to the sharp, harsh report of the military salute and the playing of Taps, I heard echoes of yesterday’s Independence Day fireworks and the waning notes of all the patriotic music. It seemed a fitting weekend to lay Uncle Bill to rest.