Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Memorial service at Camp Hood.

One part of the service was very unusual .
As it happens everyday all over the world as part of the flag lowering ceremonies in military bases .A roll call is taken .The purpose is to count for every cadet or soldier at the base.There are roll calls at prisons almost similar in nature and purpose.

This was unusual roll call Names of the soldiers who were killed by deranged fanatic were intermixed with the names of active soldiers.Every other name called was of the soldier killed and no response came.It created a unique eerie feeling .Solemn ,sober and sad.As i had seen such a protocol for the first time it left a sobering impression on me.

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