Friday, July 06, 2007

The Colonel lays Captain America to rest

I stood in the drizzling rain at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday commanding the U.S. Marine Honour Guard, where thousands of grieving patriots solemnly watched as Tony "Iron Man" Stark, Ben "The Thing" Grimm and the other pall bearers carried the casket of Captain America draped with an American flag to his final resting place.

After more than six decades of conflict with evil in the form of Adolf Hitler to the Red Skull, the Avengers leader was assassinated on the steps of a New York federal courthouse. He was there following his refusal to take part in the government's Superhero Registration Act, which would reveal the true identity of all Superheroes.

The Falcon, long time friend of the Captain delivered a eulogy asking superheros old and young to stand up and honor Captain America. I will say now that although he turned traitor to the government of the United States, I must still respect a man who would only take chain mail and a shield into combat instead of an assault rifle and frag grenades.

5 comments:

Civilian Overseer said...

Had too make sure that Cap was really dead, didn't you!

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

That too...

sith apologist said...

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong"

Cvilian overseer said...

Sithy, its not a matter of being right or wrong, its about being on the winning side that counts. The pro registration side only won because the Cap let 'em. ;)

Sam Moore said...

Who says they won? Our good friend Wolverine's still out there!