There was nothing official planned for the day.
We got lucky on the weather and the light. It was a beautiful morning on the coast - just like today. The moon was still up (and visible in the picture) after the sunrise.
WE will not forget those men and women.
I took this photo yesterday at Sgt. Nick Lightners funeral. Newport Fire has a tradition of flying the flag at community events, for the very reasons that you state in your blog. We use an 85' LaFrance Snorkel truck to get it into the air. It's sight brings thought.
This particular flag was purchased by the department with the "in lieu of flowers" money from the passing of a Fire Captain (33 years) named Ed Mosely. Ed was former Army and a patriot-citizen to the very end. We fly it in his memory - and then some. We are proud to have called Nick a friend and to have been present to honor is life and ideals. The picture says it all.
Recently, I wrote about days that are embarassing to be from Oregon.
It is only fair to write about the days I am PROUD to be from Oregon.
The photos and narrative have been provided by a reader of this blog.
Thank you, L2.
Thank you, Newport Fire Department.