Vietnam and the Marlboro Man

  Vietnam and the Marlboro Man (Collinsville, Illinois circa 2013)   I officiated at a funeral today.  I did not know this family but they had visited Christ Church a couple of times.  The deceased was a Vietnam veteran who had his life stolen by cancer far too soon.  The funeral home was packed likeContinue reading “Vietnam and the Marlboro Man”

The Vietnam Veteran’s Parade

The Vietnam Veteran’s Parade (Fairview Heights, Illinois circa 2013) Officiating the funerals of veterans is not uncommon for me.  Over the past fifteen years, I have buried over one hundred World War II veterans but that river has now slowed to a trickle.  What sociologists call “The Greatest Generation” is almost gone.  These were quietContinue reading “The Vietnam Veteran’s Parade”