Freedom Folks

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Wow! Just WOW!

Source: ADN

Far too often we hear horror stories about the children of today. I often think that for every monster there are probably a hundred good decent kids we never hear about. Here's one of those silent 99...
The 15-year-old Palmer High School sophomore never met Pierce, an 80-year-old widower when he died Aug. 13 in Anchorage. She only knew he was a military veteran and thus deserved to have the traditional "lights out" signal played at his funeral and to have it played by a living, breathing human being.

"I feel our servicemen should be buried with an actual bugler," she said, "not a recording."

A few years ago, she watched a televised veteran's service at which taps was sounded from a boombox. The mechanical music offended her, so she found a battered Civil War-era bugle, taught herself to play it and, at age 11, became the youngest member of Bugles Across America.
Damn, I have a tear in my eye.




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