Monday, June 30, 2008

Military Memorial Service


This weekend we were honored to be at a Memorial Service for a friend's mother who was an Army Nurse in WW II.
The military cemetery and the flag ceremony were very impressive. It made us realize, again, the significance of those who have given their lives in service to our country.
For those who have lost loved ones, I want to post the chorus of this song, written by Don Wertzen entitled "Finally Home".
"Just think of stepping on shore
And finding it Heaven.
Of touching a hand
And finding it God's.
Of breathing new air
And finding it Celestial.
Of waking up in Glory
And finding it Home!"

15 comments:

Jan Parrish said...

I've never been to a military funeral but I hear they are extremely moving.

Susie said...

A military funeral is such a wonderful tribute, thank you, and farewell to those who served our country.
They are always so very moving.

Technonana said...

What a great way to celebrate a life, especially one who chose to serve their country in time of need!! thanks for sharing!! and may we ever be mindful of those who give so willingly of themselves and keep them in our thoughts and prayers!!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I think there is no greater tribute than a military funeral for a person who has served our country. What an honor for you to have been there for the funeral. The song is beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Thank you for dropping by today, it was a pleasure to read your comments.

Kathi :)

Natalie said...

How often I forget that outside my warm, safe home are others fighting for my privilage to do enjoy those comforts. I get chills of the many who sacrifice their lives for us.

nanatrish said...

Thank you for honoring the military. We are blessed to have such freedoms and it all came with a price. I am so grateful to those that came before us and fought for our freedom. It must have been a touching ceremony.

Shelia said...

Hi Ruthie! It's so nice to meet you! I am truly loving meeting all of the nice folks here in Blogland. Maybe we can play a duet sometimes! Wouldn't that be fun! Oh, and it's great to find people who have the same "loves". Have a wonderful evening and thank you for stopping in for a cookie and peach tea! Shelia :)

Wanita said...

How thankful I am for those who have served and are now serving in the military.

Thanks for sharing about the funeral and also for the song that reminds us the best is yet to come when Jesus is our Savior.

Glad you stopped by my blog. I appreciate your comment.

Aimee said...

What a sweet song. Thanks for the encouragement for Blogging Ruthie!

BP said...

Those are wonderful pictures. Hearing Taps at my grandfather's service was very moving.

Cottage Contessa said...

What a lovely and moving tribute. I am very sorry for your friend's loss sweetie. Have a nice day dear Ruthie.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

SweetAnnee said...

I love that song..

and I am so glad you got
to the memorial
How awesome to be a
nurse and help our soldiers..

hugs to you
Deena

Robin said...

Beautiful tribute to the life of one who served our country!

Mimi said...

nothing is as meaningful a tribute to the person and to America as a military funeral...

Charlotte said...

Great post. I have a dear uncle who is in his late 80s now that served in WWII. Those people were real heros.