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Discussion in 'Green Room' started by lancer, May 18, 2006.

  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Not really one for being overly loving, but these two pictures, brought a tear to my eye, they are beautiful, along with the two descriptions that go along with them.

    Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News
    When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport, Major Steve Beck described the scene as one of the most powerful in the process: "See the people in the windows? They'll sit right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home," he said. "They're going to remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should."



    Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News
    The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat,' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. "I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it," she said. "I think that's what he would have wanted."
     

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  2. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    Powerful Images....:(
     
  3. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Those are very powerful.


    Just to save bandwith or make it easier, I made them Jpegs for you.
     

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    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Those are powerful
     
  5. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    thanks for the jpegs, i didn't bother because i just wanted to get them on the site quickly...