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Does this make any on question how much more is it gonna take????Subject: Fw: Change in U.S. military burial protocol?
This is a letter that my good friend's husband wrote today after his uncle's funeral yesterday. If Obama does not want his name associated with our military, he does not deserve to be "The President of the United States ". - Alice Frankovitch
Today I was incensed at the conclusion of a traditional Serbian-Orthodox funeral for my beloved 85-year-old uncle, Daniel Martich, who proudly served in the US Army during the Korean conflict. During the committal service at a cemetery the local military detachment performed their ritual, then folded and presented the American Flag to my aunt.As I'm sure you have witnessed during military funerals, a soldier bends to one knee and recites a scripted message to a surviving relative that begins 'On behalf of the President of the United States and a grateful nation, I wish to present you with this flag in appreciation for your husband's service ...'However, today the dialogue was 'On behalf of the Secretary of Defense and a grateful nation...'
After the service, I approached the soldier who presented the flag to my aunt to inquire about the change in language. His response was: "The White House notified all military funeral service detachments to immediately remove 'the President' and insert 'the Secretary of Defense'.I couldn't believe what I heard and the soldier just smiled and said, "You can draw your own conclusion, Sir, but that was the order". He, too, was ashamed of what he was required to say.Obama has taken off the gloves. My only response to this endless cesspool of anti-American rhetoric dripping from his mouth is to borrow a phrase "with one minor change" uttered by another temporary resident living in government housing (his wife!): "Today for the first time in my adult life, I am ashamed of the current U.S. President!"I did not serve in the military but my love of country parallels that of people like my late uncle who bled red, white and blue. As a second generation Serbian-American who's heritage produced many patriotic military men and women who fought for freedom both in the United States as well as in the former (most recently in against the slaughter of Serbs by Muslim extremists), I implore you to make the American people aware of this little-known or, at least, publicly acknowledged fact.May God Bless you and your family during these difficult times. Your voice of reason is a welcome change from the insanity plastered across the country by the liberal media. Keep up the great work and thank you for your service to our country.Sincerely,John G. Martich
It reminds me to question everything.
This story has been hopping around the internet for at least 3 moonths and as of yet there is no official validation of it being a true story. Quite the opposite in my opinion seeing how anyone connected with the original email has chosen to avoid all investigative reporting.
I wouldn't be surprised if obama orders a stake through the heart of all vets. But I don't believe any honor guard would participate. The traditional custom is exactly what it is and Honor guards are well versed in such. They are also very aware of and willing to oblige the family in any reasonable personal ceremonial offset. If anyone hears anything that has been or can be verified in this regard please let me know.
As a retiree, during the retirement ceremony, the service member receives his/her retiring certificate from ( in my case the Commandant of the Marine Corps ), and a Letter of Appreciation from the Commander in Chief. I informed the Sgt Major that was presiding over my ceremony that I had no desire to receive anything from that individual, and to keep that document. I didnt even want to see it.
This deceased military member honorably served his Country during a time of war. That fraud of an individual that is occupying our White House doesnt rate to be mention at this warriors funeral.
What a slap in the face! My Yougest son served in Kosovo. Part of KFOR12. Thanks for Your comments.
However We can rise above this, and We Will!!
Thanks for you comments I posted FYI and no nothing surprises me and I agree with you would not want anything that Barry had anything to do with-----Hope you all have a great weekend