June 08, 2004

Final Journey


I remember seeing BlackJack in the funeral cortege for President Kennedy in 1963. I remember seeing the riderless mount who followed the caisson when President Johnson was borne to his rest 10 years later.

Strange how some things just stick with a person. With me, it was the horse drawn caisson and the riderless mount.

Tomorrow, when President Reagan again returns to Washington, DC for one final time, his riding boots will sit in the stirrups of the sleek, black standardbred with the gleaming black tack.

I almost wish his big white horse could have been the one to carry those boots, and his memory, back to the Capitol.

Posted by Mamamontezz at June 8, 2004 10:40 PM

The riderless horse always gets to me as well.

I just heard that Sergeant York will be carrying the President's boots on Friday.

Posted by: pam at June 9, 2004 01:07 PM

Great Picture Mama, and a fitting tribute!

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at June 9, 2004 09:53 PM
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