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|Date:||11/1/2006 12:09:42 AM|
|Subject:||Lt Col Jack Laird 1924-2006|
|Message:||We laid Susanna's father, Jack Laird, to rest yesterday...with a full military graveside memorial...Honor guard, bagpiper, bugler, 21 gun salute, etc...what an awesome wonderful tribute for Jack...He earned it, he deserved it.
I walked up to the Sgt in charge of the soldiers, shook his hand, and thanked him for the service, and for his service to our country...he looked at me, and noticed my Vietnam service pin I had on my lapel in honor of Jack, and said, "WELCOME BACK"... did not ask me where, when, etc...only "WELCOME BACK"...that is one of the most touching things anyone has ever said to me!
I was/am SO very proud of Susanna for the way she has handled herself during this time of sorrow...She is a beautiful Lady of class & grace. and I am proud & honored to be her husband.
on behalf of Susanna & myself, thank each of you for your loving emails, posts, and cards...you help make the sorrow more bearable.
Rest in Peace Jack
| Lt Col Jack Laird 1924-2006 by andrew p at 11/1/2006 12:09:42 AM|
| Re: Lt Col Jack Laird 1924-2006 by Lois at 11/1/2006 6:04:22 AM|