Tuesday, July 3, 2012

21 Gun Salute

Aunt Rosella had been with Patton's army when they liberated Auschwitz.  It was quite the emotional experience hearing again about her experiences.  There were several newspaper articles telling what she had remembered, as well as some memorabilia she had collected from her time as an army nurse.

It was our first time witnessing a 21 gun salute - and our kids even got to keep some of the blanks as a memory of this special day.  The echo of Taps, played by two trumpets on different parts of the cemetery was also very moving.  Doug's dad spoke at the memorial service and it was touching to hear many other share memories and celebrations of Aunt Rosella's incredible life.

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