08/25/06 — Practicing how to honor heroes

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Practicing how to honor heroes

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on August 25, 2006 2:04 PM

SJAFB HonorGuard

News-Argus/Bobby Williams

Members of the 4th Fighter Wing Honor Guard perform a mock active-duty funeral at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Wednesday. The ceremony represented the culmination of a 10-day training session hosted by officials from the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. At right, Seymour airmen fold the America flag before giving it to the family of a "fallen hero" and lowering the casket. In the event of the death of an active-duty airman, the funeral would be exactly like Wednesday's exercise.