Saturday, November 5, 2016

In Memorium - OMB's Final Post

Our beloved Oldest Military Blogger passed away shortly before his 94th birthday.  We are proud to share that he got to be a part of the wonderful Hudson Valley Honor Flight's Mission 1000 on September 10, 2016.  Please enjoy these photos of his trip in remembrance of his wonderful life.  A heartfelt thank you to all of you who have followed his stories and corresponded with him here - you brought so much joy to his life.

OMB Ready to Go

Arriving to a crowd of appreciative citizens and soldiers

Korean War Memorial

Photo by Hudson Valley Honor Flight

WWII Memorial with daughter and son

D Day Memorial with grandson Dan

One Final Salute

I'm Here!

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint of the snow,
I am the sunlight on the ripening grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.


juvat said...

Rest in Peace Warrior!

OldAFSarge said...

RIP Soldier.

Mike ZIEGLER said...

I will miss Sol's posts, may he rest in peace.

Merle Baird-Kerr said...

A Wonderful Tribute to a very fine gentleman! His blog writings were so significant to his readers as he 'relived his wartime experiences'!

Pat Tillett said...

I am saddened to hear of your loss. We all lost something on that day. Although I didn't know him outside of blogging, it was clear to me that he was a great guy and truly one of the greatest generation our country has ever seen.

Rest in Peace Sol...