Out of character for me, I know. My Grandfather passed away today. While I am not as upset as the rest of the family, I do grieve his passing. He went in his sleep and without violence that some elderly people go through before passing (my sister was a Hospice nurse). He had Alzheimer's and was fading fast, but no one expected him to pass this soon, everyone was thinking six months to a year. He served four or six years in the Air Force as it transitioned from the Army Air Corps. My father was my grandfather's only child at the time, he later had two more boys. He was extremely reserved and when he spoke it was usually humorous or short and to the point. When I joined the Air Force he seemed to talk to me a little more and usually about the service. It was something only we had in common, as no one else in my family is in the service (My cousin is still in tech school). I would like to see him receive some type of military honor at his funeral. The rifles may be a bit much for my grandmother; it may make her nervous. I am curious how the honor guard works these issues. I know it won't mean much to the rest of the family and I don't want to seem selfish, but I think he would appreciate it and I think it would provide a little closure for my family. Thoughts? Also, explaining death to a three year old is ridiculously hard. They can't comprehend the permanence of death.