Honor Guard

July 29, 2010

Yesterday I had the honor of attending a full military funeral at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  It was for my husband’s great uncle, Colonel William F. Meany , who passed away at 99 years old.  The funeral was a celebration of life really, as he was the second oldest living West Point graduate, and had lead a long and full life.  As Col. Meany was being laid to rest next to his wife in the West Point graveyard, a trumpet and drum player sounded Taps and the honor guard fired a three-volley salute.  It was quite a special and moving experience and I was honored to be a part of it.

Cadet’s Chapel, United States Military Academy, West Point

One Response to “Honor Guard”

  1. I’m sorry for your families loss.
    99 years is an amazingly long life…I could only hope to have such an extended time here!


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