Friday, September 3, 2010

Fred Holliday, United States Army Veteran

Fred Holliday, United States Army Veteran

Early on Monday, August 30, 2010, a contingent of Patriot Guard Riders assembled at the Branford Dawson Funeral home in Temple, Texas, to honor another fallen veteran.  This one a veteran of Korea.

The Riders escorted the hearse containing the flag draped casket of Fred Holliday to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen, Texas.  When they arrived, they were met by fifty American flags waving gently in the early morning wind, and other Riders.

The Patriot Guard Riders formed a line of flags around the  committal shelter as military honors were rendered by the Army Honor Guard.  The Army bugler played taps.  The United States flag that had draped the casket was folded into the traditional triangle and presented to Fred’s sister, on behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Army for his years of dedicated service. 

Fred Holliday was then laid to rest on the gentle slope of the cemetery as the flag flew at half staff on the hill above.

Left to cherish his memory are his sister and other dear friends.

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