He says it let's people move on, and I will take his word for it. It sounds heartbreaking to me.
Other officers wondered why the American public was never asked to share in their grief, why the President never attended the funerals of the fallen. One general, who had presided over 162 memorial services in Iraq, told me how it worked: "There's no coffin, just the inverted rifle, boots and helmet of the fallen. We call the roll, up to the name of the missing trooper. We call his name: Specialist Doe. Then a second time: Specialist John Doe. A third time: Specialist John R. Doe. And then taps is played. It really gets to you. It's an important emotional experience for the troops. It closes the door and enables you to move on."Link to full article.
He couldn't be bothered to complete his demanding service with the Texas Air National Guard. I don't know what makes you think he would sit still through on memorial service.
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I'm thinking maybe a Clockwork Orange type situation.<< Home