Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Hail to the Chief

Today was supposed to be our "first day back to school" since we took off since the second week in December. But the funeral services of former President Ford were being broadcast and we all watched out of respect and for the educational opportunity it afforded. In case you never heard the words to Hail to the Chief. We got curious about some things after viewing the funeral services of President Ford.

We also looked up 21 gun salute (the firing of a cannon)– and found it was different than the firing of 3 volleys (rifle) at a military funeral (we heard both at the interment service)

Thought this was interesting.

The services were very moving. I think the kids actually benefited from watching too.

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