Guest: Rita, Three important pictures.

International Picture of the Year.
Here are three very touching photos honored this year.
First Place :
casket
First Place
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 so powerful: ‘See the people in the windows? They sat 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 will remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They’re going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should.’
Second Place:
02
Second Place
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’.
And the one that really tightens MY throat:
3rd Place –
courage
“Son,on behalf of a grateful Nation,
I present to you the flag
of the United States of America ,
symbolizing your father’s service….”

PLEASE KEEP THIS GOING!
Red Fridays.
Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the ‘silent majority.’ We are no longer silent, and are voicing our lovefor God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.

Please remember to pray for our troops daily.
They protect our freedom.
IF YOU AGREE — THEN SEND THIS ON.       IF YOU COULDN’T CARE LESS — THEN HIT THE DELETE BUTTON.
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
1. Jesus Christ
2. The American G. I.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read. 66 years old and have a new girlfriend!
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One Response to Guest: Rita, Three important pictures.

  1. For some reason the original photo images I had here disappeared. (The entire post was copied from a email I had received) The first two photos are the same, the third I’m not sure. But if it is not the same photo it’s very close and the exact same sentiment.

    God Bless our Troops and Thank You for your sacrifice.

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