The morning of September 14th started gray and overcast as family and the military family of VVA Chapter 223 met at Santa Rosa Memorial Park at 10:00 am for the military funeral of Alan Blaine Dalton, Secretary of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 223. The service was conducted by Dwight E. Jungkeit of the InFaith Mission. Songs (The Old Rugged Cross and Amazing Grace) were lead by Dennis J. Durham, Pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church here in Santa Rosa accompanied with his guitar. The always moving flag ceremony was performed by Commander Todd and two petty officers of the United States Navy. Unfortunately due to an equipment malfunction only the first two notes of taps were played.