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March 26, 2009
Final Roll Call

Did you hear the sad news today?
A brave American Soldier, SGT Christopher Abeyta has passed away.
Called by the Supreme Commander over all.
Today he has made his final roll call.

Come Brothers-In-Arms; let us reverently bow and pray
For our valiant comrade, who has fallen this day.
We’ll drape his casket with a banner of beautiful hues,
Those glorious American colors: red, white and blue.

That star spangled banner he gallantly fought to defend,
Unyielding and undaunted, he fought to win.
He fought bravely and he fought his very best.
Now the Supreme Commander grants him, “eternal rest.

With dignity and honor, we’ll commit his body to the ground,
The bugler will sound “Taps” and we’ll fire the volley rounds.
The final military honors we’ll render somberly and ever so sadly;
“Old Glory” we’ll solemnly precisely fold and reverently give to his family.

Each Memorial Day we will recall Christopher’s name,
And attest that his supreme sacrifice was not in vain;
For this lasting legacy he gave to all generations;
“It’s honorable to respect our flag and to defend our great nation.”

So close ranks fellow warriors, for our ranks are thinning.
We must keep on fighting and keep on winning.
With pride and honor we’ll march and stand tall,
And we’ll proudly - proudly - salute “Old Glory”
‘til we join Christopher at our final roll call.

Farewell SGT Christopher Abeyta - Be At Ease; Rest In Peace
March 26, 2009
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to SGT Christopher Abeyta our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Christopher. And to Christopher it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Christopher, you are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,409 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Christopher’s family and loved ones.

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
March 26, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 26, 2009
To Barb and Paul My heart and prays to you and your family.
March 25, 2009
My Deepest and Most Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to the family of Sgt Christopher Abeyta, with Profound Gratitude for this Brave Young Soldier's Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.

The price Christopher and his family have paid, Will Never Be Forgotten. May he Rest Safely, in God's Care and may the Peace of God be with the Abeyta family.
I am the Sister of such a young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam, many years ago

"Surely He hath borne our grief,
and carried our sorrows."
~ Isaiah 53:4 ~

May you find comfort and strength, in the beautiful memories of times spent with Christopher and quietly and gently, may healing come, with each new day.
You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
March 24, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 24, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
March 23, 2009
I had the honor to meet Christopher a few times at my home.
We spoke about life, the war and serving our country. Please accept my condolences to his entire family. Your family's concern for the Cains family is indeed comendable. I am pround to have met Christopher. I write this with a heavy heart. God Bless Him and I thank him for his service to our country. SGT. RC Hoffman USMC Vietnam 68-69
March 23, 2009
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
March 23, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

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