Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Leif Garretson - Military Honors Flag Case
This beautiful flag case was sent to us by Leif's friend, Melissa Palenske. It holds the full size casket flag that was folded by the Honor Guard at Leif's inurnment service at Bay Pines National Cemetery on April 29th, and his military insignia. Melissa is an engraver and she personally made the engraved plate on the middle of the bottom of the case. The inscription reads:
In Memory of
Leif A. Garretson
1975 - 2008
Served His Country With Honor
1998 - 2001
The flag was presented to me at the ceremony by Leif's brother, LTC Peter A. Garretson, U.S. Air Force.
His father, LTC Peter W. Garretson, U.S. Army, Retired, put together the insignia in the lower shadowbox part of the case.
It is a beautiful memorial for Leif, and we are glad to have it at home with us.