President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk with Kathryn A. Condon (Executive Director, Army National Cemeteries Program) and Arlington National Cemetery Superintendent Patrick Hallinan as they arrive for the funeral service for Army Cpl. Frank Buckles, the last surviving American World War I veteran. March 15, at Arlington National Cemetery

Buckles died at 110 in his home in West Virginia in February. The Army corporal will be buried with military honors on Tuesday after lying in repose in Arlington’s Memorial Chapel, where mourners could go to pay their last respects.

The casket of US Army Corporal Frank Buckles lies in honor at the Memorial Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery, March 15

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden greet Susannah Flanagan, daughter of Frank Buckles, at Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Chapel in Arlington, Va., March 15, 2011. Buckles, the last surviving American World War I veteran, passed away on Feb. 27, 2011, at his West Virginia home. He was 110. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

15 Responses to “respect”

  1. 1 Hachikō
    March 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Speaking of respect…or in this case, SELF-respect:

    “Andrew Breitbart, Among Others, Now Writing for Huffington Post…

    Andrew Breitbart is now blogging for Huffington Post. Here’s the first graph of his very first post.

    ‘The latest James O’Keefe success story against NPR has taken a predictable pattern — panicked press releases and firings, followed by denunciation of O’Keefe in a belated attempt to discredit him. Naturally, conservatives are crowing about it, but I wanted to give a little perspective to those Huffington Post readers — whatever your political stripe — who share my passion for free speech, honest debate, and fairness in the media.'” http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlla/andrew-breitbart-among-others-now-writing-for-huffington-post_b24400

    • 2 Theo67
      March 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      I won’t even read his crap – sorry for my language. But this person is an enemy, as far as I’m concerned. He lives to destroy. He writes about “free speech”, and “honest debate” and “fairness” – he doesn’t know the meaning of these words.

      Congratulations Huffington Post – one more rat on board.

    • 3 Sue in Minnesota
      March 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      He is my defintion of a “MotherFuck@r”. He is despicable, and Huffington Post isn’t even fit to wipe my backside with.

      James O’keefe should be in jail, another assw$pe.

      Sorry to be so coarse, these guys tear me up…..off to try to reconnect with my sense of dignity.

  2. 5 Hachikō
    March 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    That article annoyed me so much that I forgot to pay MY respects to Army Cpl. Frank Buckles. *slap myself*

    God bless him. He lived a life of service to his country and deserves every honor we can bestow upon him.

    • 6 Sue in Minnesota
      March 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Hachiko, I tripped on my agitation as well.

      110 years is an accompolishment in itself. Comfort and blessings to all who loved, and whose lives were touched by Army Cpl. Frank Buckles.
      Rest in eternal peace Cpl Buckles.
      And if those you meet in the great beyond deem it appropriate, could you please send love and peace to our planet and it’s people, we could use the positive energy.

    • 7 EDP4BHO
      March 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      LOL….you and Sue are both cracking me up 😀

  3. 8 majii
    March 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    The real shame in Corporal Buckles’ death is the fact that Boehner wouldn’t allow his body to lie in state in the capitol. I never want to hear him or any of the other republicans speak about how much they love the sacrifices our military personnel have made, or are making. It’s empty rhetoric meant only for their low information base.

    • 9 geegee
      March 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      Everytime I think about Boehner and his boneheadiness in not allowing Cpl. Buckle’s body to lay in state in the capital rotunda, I get so angry. Why? Was this just another way to stick it to the President? Boehner, and his ilk, in my opinion, are just evil and lowdown. Okay, rant over-I’m okay now, lol!

  4. 10 Janelle
    March 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    One of Mr. Buckles’ relatives (son I think) called into Randi Rhodes’ radio show last week very upset that Boehner wouldn’t allow his body to lie in state in the capitol because Mr. Buckles voted for President Obama and was a big supporter and excited about his presidency. The relative was just steaming on the phone over this and Boehner’s lack of respect and compassion towards the family’s request. I was disgusted when I heard this.

  5. 13 Sonjia Duncan
    March 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I wonder why I did not know about Boehner not allowing his body to lie in state in the capitol. That’s right we no long have a free press.

  6. 15 barb
    March 15, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Sail on Corporal Buckles. You gave your life in service of our country and lived many years more. I would imagine that you didn’t let the media get you down. Your in a much better place reuniting with long lost buddies who died in the war. I wonder what you are all talking about. If you are in the position whould you and your buddies please send some loving to this world.

    And to you rusty face Boehner. I don’t want to see what your face looks like if you live a long life. Your soul is going to rot if you keep showing your pseudo power. You are nothing in my book.

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