In 2008 Cpl. Scott A. McIntosh along with four others, were killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq. Every year the Scott A. McIntosh Memorial Golf Tournament is held to raise scholarship funds to help the families of soldiers who have died in combat. During the memorial, an american flag with the name of a soldiers who has died is placed at the alter to honor the person who paid the ultimate price.
Before the start of the memorial service I spoke with Major Ed, who was the spokes person for the memorial, about his service and what happened to his leg. He was ful of life and energy. He lost his leg due to a roadside bomb that went off while he was riding in a vehicle. He explained to me how he had to learn how to walk with his new leg. I asked many more questions and had a wonderful time visiting with him!
The ceremony opened up with a trumpet player calling people to the memorial. Opening remarks, presentation of the colors, prayer, national anthem, rememberance speech, and the reading of the names followed the trumpet.
After the reading of the last name, I played Amazing Grace.
A very unique 21 salute was the 21 golf ball salute. This ended the ceremony.
The golfers would then leave to play the game and have a dinner in the evening.
In Memory of Cpl. Scott A. McIntosh
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