Haunting Fort Hood Memorial With Empty Boots, 21 Gun Salute, Taps

The bark of a 21-gun salute and a mournful "Taps" puncutated the silence today as several thousand soldiers, family members and survivors gave an emotional farewell to the 13 victims of the Fort Hood massacre. The service, which included President Obama and the first lady, was rich in grim Army traditions. The ceremony was centered around a haunting row of framed pictures of the dead in front of a traditional Army salute to fallen soldiers: a rifle jutting out of empty boots with the soldiers'...Full Story
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