August 7, 2007, 1:00 PM
Rite of Committal
Mt Olivet Cemetery,
||Caleb's funeral procession was
long, long! There must have been 1/2 mile of cars behind the
fire engines at least. The motorcycle police did an exceptional job of
keeping the procession together, but it just took a long time for
everyone to arrive at Mt Olivet. Everyone wanted to help. The Nassau Bay
Police department came to the church and volunteered to help!
Captain Jack, and Captain Ray, and
Firefighters Barbara and Katie, wait on Engine 13 with Caleb while we
waited for everyone to park their car and come over. The
pallbearers, and Firefighters Ramiro and Daniel, wait behind the Engine.
||Caleb is taken down from atop
Engine 13, and placed into the secure hands of his pallbearers. The then
carry him to his final place of rest.
||Father Albert, and Deacon Luis,
lead us in prayer at the graveside.
|Father Albert prays, and blesses
||Annette and I had the high honor
of blessing Caleb, as well. This was a very meaningful ritual for
us, as Annette blessed Caleb every night with Holy Water. This
was his last blessing from Mommy.
|A beautiful view of the altar, in
the center of the altar circle, captured by our friend David. What a
beautiful image. Caleb's gravesite is located in the "Altar
Circle". From his grave, this altar is visible in the center of the