Sunday, February 24, 2013

SFC Robert Weant, Sr., United States Army, Ret.

Robert Weant, Sr., passed away in New Jersey at the age of 74.

Robert proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, and for 20 years in the United States Army.  His duty included service in Vietnam.

On February 20, 2013 an interment service was held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen, Texas.  When the family arrived at the committal shelter, they were welcomed by fifty American flags, blowing in the wind, and by the Patriot Guard Riders.

The United States Army Honor Detail moved the flag draped coffin from the hearse to the committal shelter.  The Riders then formed a line of flags along the front of the shelter during the service.

A young woman played In the Sweet By and By, on the violin, followed by full military honors by the Honor Detail.

The detail of five rifles fired three volleys of fire, representing Duty, Honor and Country.  The detail then stood at attention, with their rifles at the position of Present Arms, while the Army bugler played taps.

The Detail marched into the shelter, folded the flag that covered the coffin into the traditional triangle and passed it to an Army Non-Commissioned Officer.  He presented that flag to Robert's son, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, on behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Army as a token of appreciation for Robert's honorable and faithful service.

SFC Robert Weant, Sr., was then laid to rest on the gentle sloping plain of the cemetery.  Left to cherish his memory are his sons and other dear family and friends.


There's a land that is fairer than day
And by faith we can see it afar
For the Father waits over the way
To prepare us a dwelling place there

We shall sing on that beautiful shore
The melodious songs of the blessed
And our spirits shall sorrow no more
Not a sigh for the blessing of rest

To our bountiful Father above
We will offer our tribute of praise
For the glorious gift of His love
And the blessings that hallow our days

In the sweet by and by
We shall meet on that beautiful shore
In the sweet by and by
We shall meet on that beautiful shore

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