Wednesday, August 27, 2014

G is for Gene

Today was a somber day for our family, my Uncle GENE was laid to rest in Leavenworth National Cemetery.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

This picture was taken in Monterey, California where he was stationed.

Uncle GENE was a gentle soul.  He was a quiet gentleman who when he spoke it was something he thought was important.

His wife, children and grandchildren are grieving but so happy that he passed away in his sleep and did not go through a prolonged illness.

His grave is going to be in this beautiful green, grassy and grand setting for our countries hero's.

The grandeur of the ceremony was overwhelming!!!

 All of the glorious flags waving in the wind and the sound of "Taps" echoing in our ears.

My Aunt being presented the flag.

It was such a touching memorial to my Uncle.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY



Carver said...

Touching tribute. I'm sorry for your loss. Carver, ABCW-Team

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ann, I am just checking in after having been gone;for months, and I am so very sorry.

Sending love your way...



Roger Owen Green said...

My father is buried at a military cemetery. It was an oddly moving ceremony.


Patty Antle said...

This is so beautiful, Ann. Sorry for your loss.

Nancy McCarroll said...

A beautiful tribute to your Uncle Gene.

Annesphamily said...

I am sorry for such a tremendous loss! As my friend Michael, a Veteran of the USMC would say, Slow Hand Salute to you Sir! A beautiful tribute Ann! Thank you for sharing your wonderful Uncle Gene with us. Love and Hugs to all your phamily, Anne

Deanna said...

Ann, Very sorry for this loss. He's a hero in my books.

Beautiful place to be buried.

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