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 Dennis Lee Barnes our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Dennis. And to Dennis it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for his faithful service in support of Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. No greater patriotism and love of country is shown than a man devote his life in service to his country. Dennis, you upheld the finest qualities of an American warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You are a brave sailor, a Patriot Warrior and a true Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a true patriot. 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 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Dennis' family and loved ones.
Bobby L Williams, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
Jim Maziraz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101