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Author Topic: Marine, Astronaut, Senator John Glenn Laid to Rest at Arlington Today  (Read 456 times)

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He was my hero when I was a young boy. I wrote to him during the banking scandal during the 90s, of which he was unwittingly involved and cleared of all wrongdoing. He sent me a hand-written letter back. He was a great American patriot and the kind of man America needs more of. RIP, Colonel Glenn. Our nation has suffered a great loss in your passing.
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Re: Marine, Astronaut, Senator John Glenn Laid to Rest at Arlington Today
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 07:23:30 AM »
The Ceremony is live now.
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Re: Marine, Astronaut, Senator John Glenn Laid to Rest at Arlington Today
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 07:55:13 AM »
RIP

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Re: Marine, Astronaut, Senator John Glenn Laid to Rest at Arlington Today
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 09:19:18 AM »
The folding of the flag always gets me.

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Re: Marine, Astronaut, Senator John Glenn Laid to Rest at Arlington Today
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 09:59:46 AM »
And me. The presentation of the flag to the widow and children was done by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Neller. He stayed quite a while kneeling and talking with her. It was a privilege to be part of that moment and quite touching. Taps got to me the most. I've played Taps for many funerals, hundreds.
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