Messages from the families

These are all comments left on our site by families and friends of those we honor.

  • From esther 'sharon"costello on Kenneth Prichard

    Thanks to ALL who honored my brother Ken last Friday at the Vets Cemetery at Estell Manor Park. Everyone was impressed by the “Last Salute” memorial service. The giving of your time and expertise was most definitely appreciated! I will always remember the special day. Thank you again, Sharon Costello
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  • From John Thompson on John Thompson

    Hi this is John Thompson Jr, A heartfelt Thank you from my family and myself for honoring my father.

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  • From Rich on Charles Cordery

    Thank You Last Salute Honor Guard for helping me HONOR My Cousin! Love You Guys!

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  • From Wayne Deal on Raymond Gaskill

    You guys and gals ,made our loved ones burial so much more comforting,by being there an preforming a great tribute to my father in law.. everything was exceptional!!!! The men ,women ,uniforms, cannon, rifles ,taps, speech, flag folding, prayer box,Respect, honor,!!!
    Thank you so much.
    May god bless each and every one of you !!!!!
    Sincerely,,,,

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  • From Jhamiere hines on Preston Hines

    🙁

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  • From Bill Wilkinson on Joseph Caserta

    What a great send off. I know he will be missed.

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  • From Eddie Coyle Ph.D. on Joseph Caserta

    Beautiful! Joe really got a great send off! He will be sorely missed by many people! What a great guy Joe was! EC

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  • From Bill on Lee Koropatnick

    Words cannot express our appreciation and admiration for you and your group in honoring our son. The ceremony was performed with impeccable professionalism and reverence. Many of those who attended were deeply moved and expressed how compassionate and befitting it was.

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  • From Nick on Edward Frias

    Hello Sir. I didn’t get to say my goodbyes to you Jamie and the honor guards. A “thank you” will never be enough to express the gratitude, honor and privilege it was in having Last Salute honor my brother. The entire ceremony from beginning to end was amazing! People kept saying how for the first time ever at a funeral, their emotions were confused. They felt like it was tradition to cry at a funeral but for this one, they couldn’t help but feel pride, honor and speak on memories of my brother. That was thanks to you and your team. I am forever in debt to you guys.

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  • From Patti Bradley on James Ryan

    Thank you so much for giving such an honor to my Uncle, Jim Ryan, for his many years in the Navy Reserve. My mom, Florence Bradley, was his only sibling. She and my two sisters and I are stuck in Florida due to the covid restrictions and were unable to attend. Your photos are beautiful and made us feel as if we were right there with our Aunt Vickie, my other siblings and family. My donation is in the mail! Thank you so much, Patti Bradley, formerly of Cologne.

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  • From Kathy B McGowan on James Ryan

    I made a donation in memory of my uncle, James F. Ryan Jr. Thank you for honoring him.

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    • From Last Salute on James Ryan

      You are very welcome

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  • From Donna Braff on Edward McGovern

    Thank you for honoring our beloved Uncle. It was always his wish to have a military send off, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making that wish come true. Thank you for your service to this country, and to the departed. God Bless and Godspeed.
    Ooh-Rah!

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  • From Janet McMahon-Kielbasa on John Rufe

    This was such a beautiful and fitting tribute to John ‘Jack’ Rufe. It was an honor to be present. Rest in peace, Jack.

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  • From Ginger Fisher on John Somers

    What a beautiful tribute to a fallen veteran. Thank you for your service to the great USA. May God continue to Bless America.

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  • From Mary Ann Torres on Magdalen Mohn

    Thank you all for the honorable and moving tribute for our Mother, Magdalen Mohn. We were wondering if we could correct the spelling of her first name: Magdalen.
    When do your newspapers get distributed and will her ceremony photos be published in the next issue of the Last Salute?
    Again thank you for the beautiful ceremony honoring our Mother. We know she was looking down with all of her loved ones from above and was beyond thrilled!

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  • From Patti Bradley on Magdalen Mohn

    What a beautiful ceremony you gave Magdelan Mohn. God Bless you all. I was very touched. I am making a donation to your wonderful Military Funeral Honor Guard in memory of Mrs Mohn. Patti Bradley, formerly of Cologne, NJ

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  • From Betty Oconnell on Donald Munson

    Thank you so very much for the lovely “last salute” for my dear brother, Donald Munson. Being unable to attend his service, you made me feel so much better by enabling me to view the final goodbye to Don in real time. It is a great service you do for our warriors that keep us safe.

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  • From Tamera Ricciardi-Wade on Benjamin Ricciardi

    The most valuable gift dad gave me was the love and respect for animals and nature . I believe He is in all things beautiful.
    Anymous author :
    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there,I do not sleep
    I am a thousand winds that blow
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain
    When you awake in the morning hush
    I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in curled flight..
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry; for
    I am not there, I did not Die.

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  • From Geoffrey Knudson on Ralph Spina

    It was a beautiful service. God bless his family, and my sincerest condolences.

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  • From Walton Hogan on William Tirrell

    Thank you Last Salute, he deserved and you gave beyond all expectations.. As Jan told me, “He finally got his wings and is now flying”. RIP Bill as you head west, please save a seat at the bar for all the 16th Company.

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  • From Jim Kern on William Tirrell

    Well done Last Salute. Impressive ceremony. Rest In Peace Willie.

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  • From Len Mrozak on William Tirrell

    RIP Bill Tirrell…. and many thanks to Last Salute

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  • From Brenda Ricciardi DellaVecchia on Benjamin Ricciardi

    Thank you for your commitment to this work. My family and I are so grateful for the beautiful way you honored the memory of our father,
    Benjamin Ricciardi.
    All of you will remain in our prayers.

    GOD BLESS YOU!

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  • From Tom Hanley on Richard Hannan

    Great send off, Thx

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  • From Barbara A Wood on Frederick Kraus

    Thank you for a beautiful ceremony for my Uncle Fred (Kraus) yesterday! I have already made a donation so that future families can benefit from this dedicated service of these veterans.

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  • From Jan Weber on Francis McTaggart

    The family of Fran McTaggart is so grateful to the Last Salute for the caring, professional and comforting service you provided on the rainy Sunday November 1, 2020. We appreciate all of your efforts and hope you will continue to both educate and comfort grieving families for many years to come. Please accept this donation in his memory with our gratitude .

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  • From Veronica Thomas on William Baldwin

    Last Salute
    Performed an
    OUTSTANDING
    Ceremony for My Brother William Baldwin I will forever be grateful!
    Happy Blessed
    Veterans Day!
    Thanks Again

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  • From Nucci Jay Ross on Edward Williams

    Praise God for this dedicated group of service men and women that honor our fallen veteran heroes of old and present! The Williams and Ross family can never repay this group called the “Last Salute” and the honor and respect shown us.. and mostly the final resting of our beloved husband, father, father in law, grandfather, and great grandfather.. Edward Williams!
    RIP Dad till that Glorious Day!

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  • From Andrea Remolde on Thomas Park

    This was a beautiful and solemn ceremony. I have a video with the playing of taps. The last salute to o my brother in law Tom Park will be remembered forever. Thank you for your dedication to all service men and women!❤️

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  • From Tammie Aaron-Barrada on Edward Rehill

    Thank you for posting such a wonderful tribute for those of us who can not be there. Ed was an iconic man and family focused. He ment so much to so many. Our hearts go out to you all. May God’s grace embrace you all. All our love, Tammie Aaron-Barrada
    Omar Barrada
    Laila Barrada
    Michael Sealy

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  • From Stornes on David Somers

    Thank you for your service and our deepest sympathies to entire family .The Stornes Family

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  • From Paul McSorley on David Somers

    Thank you soldier.

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  • From Sharon Russ-Ridings on Robert Russ

    We are so grateful for the amazing send off “Last Salute” provided for our wonderful father. A Korean War, Purple Heart/ Distinguished Honors hero. Retired Captain if the Pleasantville Police department (25 years). With grace, honor and amazing empathy the unit provided a memorable and heart warming event that will stay with us forever.
    Thank you all from the Russ Family

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  • From Evelyn Fernandez on Paul Palmisano

    The ceremony was beautiful and memorable.
    It made me proud to have known Paul, he would have been proud of his amazing family for the sent off.

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  • From Giordano somebody LOL on Paul Palmisano

    You gave Paul a beautiful send off girls. He is so proud of you all. In live and prayers, Lisa

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  • From Jane Jaeger on Anthony Fevola

    Your presentation and honor of Anthony was so touching! I know how much it meant to his family.

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  • From Nick Fevola on Anthony Fevola

    Thank you so much for the beautiful service and tribute to my father. It was a perfect ceremony and send off that we will never forget.

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  • From Last Salute on Leroy Gilbert

    On behalf of my family and myself, I wanted to express my gratitude for performing the ceremony for my father. My sister, brother and I were a overwhelmed by his death and you made the graveside service much easier for us. Despite the awful heat, the marines and soldiers provided a dignified and respectful service that my father would have loved. I am not sure if the Legion Riders were a part of your group, but they too were wonderful.

    I made a donation and I will do so again in the future. You are an incredibly generous and kind organization. Thank you.

    Wendy Gilbert

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  • From Bill Sinnott on John Fisher

    My dear sweet friend, May the bounty of beautiful memories from your trips around the world to the fun and sometimes challenged evenings operating the community bingo bring you more comfort and joy knowing that you two were a true team … heart to heart, soul to soul. Kathy, I love you.. John, Rest in Peace my friend. Hugs, Bill Sinnott – Glen Burnie, MD

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  • From Bill Sinnott on John Fisher

    My dear sweet friend, May the bounty of beautiful memories from your trips around the world to the fun and sonetimes challenged evenings operating the community bingo being you more comfort and joy knowing that you two were a true team … heart to heart, soul to soul. Kathy, I love you.. John, Rest in Peace my friend. Hugs, Bill Sinnott – Glen Burnie, MD

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  • From Elaine K. Fisher on John Fisher

    I love you a bushel and a peck. Forever, Kathy

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  • From Marcia and Joe Madison on John Fisher

    Joe and I are so sorry to hear of your loss, Elaine. Knowing that he went peacefully in his sleep and recalling all of the special memories of your travels and your life together will hopefully bring peace to your heart. RIP, John. You are both in our prayers. Love, Marcia and Joe

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  • From Elaine K. Fisher on John Fisher

    Oh my God they’re so beautiful. Thank you ever so much.

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  • From Sandy Eaton on John "Jake" Eaton

    Thank you so much for this beautiful service. I know that Jake would be so proud to have been honored like this. It was a perfect send-off for him.

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  • From Gionna Perna on Douglas Payne

    Hi, this is my great grandfather. His name is Douglas, not Donald. We are so honored for the Last Salute’s service & will never forget it. We look forward to seeing the images.

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    • From Last Salute on Douglas Payne

      Hello Gionna, our deepest apologies for the name confusion. It has been corrected and photos are up. They were posted this morning but for some reason did not show up on the site.

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  • From Gionna Perna on Douglas Payne

    Hi,
    This is my great-grandfather. His name is Douglas, not Donald. The Last Salute was beautiful and something we will never forget.

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  • From Paula on Donald Jones

    Fly high my coocoocachoo.. I got Babalicious ❤️

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  • From Lisa Luisi on Donald Jones

    What a beautiful sendoff for your father…may he rest in the arms of Jesus…Thank You Mr. JONES for your service to this great Country

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  • From Joe (iannozzi) jantes on William Iannozzi

    Family,I’m so sad that I could not attend.it looks like it was a beautiful ceremony.god bless all of you. Cousin joe

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  • From Mary Kay Schultz on Ernest Schlatter

    Our deepest condolences to the family. He was a special man. We are so sorry to hear of his passing.
    Love,
    Mary Kay and Victor

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