After seemingly endless delays, today we were finally able to hold ceremonies for Sean, a full two weeks after the crash. The Patriot Guard was present and stood at attention holding various flags in 22 degree weather until we were all inside the church and again as we we departing. The military ceremony with the 21 gun salute, tacking of wings onto the casket (107 people tacked their wings), flag presentation to us (the family) and the bagpipes playing Amazing Grace was well done. I would give them back every flag in the country in exchange for my son, but that can never be.
I still find it hard to understand that I will never see or hear from him again. He was, and is, my Hero! Rest in Peace My Son...I love you, Dad.