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    Question Funeral Honors Duty

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    Do any of you have SO's that have done FHD???

    If so is it something that they value and treat with individual respect each time.

    Or is it more of a just another day at the office mentality?
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    My husband was an escort for his best friend this summer. I was really moved when I saw one of the pallbearers wipe away a tear before they headed out to the Tarmac to take the casket off the airplane. I got the opportunity to talk to them once we were at the funeral home, and all of them said that FHD is the greatest honor they have ever had. It touched all of them, and it definitely wasn't another day at the office.
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    The thread that this debate originates from infuriates me! I can't stand the mentality of it "just being another day at the office". This, today, is the first time I'd EVER heard it described as a mundane task and frankly, it pisses me the hell OFF.

    I don't care if it's a KIA situation or a 90 y/o that fought in WWII. Nobodies funeral is to be taken lightly (and that goes for civilians as well) and anytime you are given the OPPORTUNITY to be the final attendant for that person it should be seen as an honor. End of story.

    And to the people that see it as an "old hat" number one) eff that and number two) I don't think you should HAVE to do funeral detail because it should be reserved for someone who understands the reverence of it





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    May I ask what thread this originates from? I'd like to read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roboto View Post
    May I ask what thread this originates from? I'd like to read it.
    Will link. Hold please. Or maybe ACK will be sweet enough to put in OP.
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    Dh has done funeral detail (not sure if it is the same) but he did not take it lightly. He is very respectful of the people he is there for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roboto View Post
    May I ask what thread this originates from? I'd like to read it.
    http://www.forum.militarysos.com/sho...d.php?t=289958
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roboto View Post
    May I ask what thread this originates from? I'd like to read it.
    I didn't put a link to it because my intention is not to call out the person who got me thinking about this. She has her view & I wanted to know if there were other views. So that's why I put it in debates.

    It's nice to hear that all you ladies feel the way you do about FHD.
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    I would hope they never just "get use to it". I would hope that if they do it and eachtime they do it that its an honor.
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    Tony does Honor Guard all the time. He is very respectful of what he does. And he is very honored to be able to do it.
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