Sunday, June 6, 2010

In passing

The adage often works in reverse. Many a woman's supported by many a great man.
That thought in mind, I mark the passing this week of my dad, Robert Bernard Amann, shown at left dancing with his only daughter at her midsummer wedding years ago.

Yesterday's rites closed with taps at graveside, followed by an image often marked here: an officer in dress blues hands over a trifolded banner and says,
On behalf of the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your father's service to Country and Corps.


Marjorie Florestal said...

My condolences on the death of your dad Diane. May his memory always live within you.

Hope Lewis said...

Our deepest condolences, Diane. Your love, care, and respect for him was self-evident to all the IntLawGrrls, and most especially, to him. I share Marjorie's wishes for you.

Edward said...

He served his country not only as a marine, semper fi, but as the father of an inspiring daughter.
Ed Gordon

Stephanie Farrior said...

What a gift your father gave us in you, Diane. With deepest sympathy for your loss,

Hari M. Osofsky said...

My condolences on your loss, Diane. Please let us know if we can be supportive in any way.

Naomi Norberg said...

I can only say "ditto" to the previous comments.