April 25, 2015
Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young goes to the basket past Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott, No. 32, during the first half in Game 3 of a first-round playoff series Saturday at New York. Hawks Al Horford, No. 15, and Jeff Teague, No. 0, watch the action
Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox players fight during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday in Chicago. The Royals won 3-2 in 13 innings, but four Royals earned suspensions.
Darryl Griffin, Sgt. Rodney Griffin's brother, wipes away tears Saturday during a memorial service for his brother. The memorial served as closure for many, 45 years after Griffin was reported missing in combat during the Vietnam War.
Sgt. Rodney Griffin's casket is escorted out of the Centralia High School gym by pallbearers and family following a memorial Saturday. The casket was then driven to Mexico, Missouri, for a private graveside service.
Volunteers work to remove debris at the historic Dharahara tower, a city landmark, after an earthquake Saturday in Kathmandu, Nepal..
Donna Baker, widow of Sgt. Rodney Griffin, sheds a tear Saturday while speaking with Patriot Guard Riders before services in the Centralia High School gymnasium. Baker lives in California but flew to Missouri with a Casualty Assistance Officer for the Thursday arrival of Griffin's remains and Saturday services.
Sgt. Rodney Griffin's casket is escorted into the Centralia High School gymnasium on Saturday by pallbearers and family before his memorial service. Attendees of the memorial service filled the large gym nearly to capacity.
From left: Michelle Griffin, 12, and Hunter Love, 6, admire a framed tribute to Sgt. Rodney Griffin before memorial services Saturday in the Centralia High School gymnasium. Both children are fourth cousins of Rodney Griffin, their parents said.
Dewey Riehn, a Vietnam veteran, salutes the casket of Sgt. Rodney Griffin on Saturday as it is escorted out of the Centralia High School gymnasium following a memorial service Saturday. Many of the attendees who came to honor Griffin were fellow Vietnam veterans.
Volunteers carry the body of a victim on a stretcher recovered from the debris of a building that collapsed Saturday after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Memorial service pallbearers roll Sgt. Rodney Griffin's casket from a hearse to the Centralia High School gymnasium for memorial services Saturday. Following services, the casket was escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders to Mexico, Missouri, for a private family burial.
Debris lie at Durbar Square after an earthquake Saturday in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Centralia residents Anthony Gibbons, 8, and sister Brianna Gibbons, 6, wave flags Saturday along South Jefferson Street in anticipation of the arrival of Sgt. Rodney Griffin's remains to Centralia High School. The hearse carrying Griffin's casket to services at the school was escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders.
An injured child lies on the ground Saturday outside the Medicare Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. A strong earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday.
Rescuers look for victims under a building that collapsed after an earthquake Saturday in Kathmandu, Nepal. A strong magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.
A man stands in front of a building that collapsed at Durbar Square, after an earthquake Saturday in Kathmandu, Nepal. A strong magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.
April 24, 2015
Larry "The Flag Man" Eckhardt, second from right, explains flag laying protocol Friday to, from left, Cub Scouts Logan Rosenfelder, 8, Scoutmaster and Wolf den leader Brian Maenner, Boy Scout Bradley Werkmeister and Boy Scout Isac Tuggle in the Centralia High parking lot. The youth were some of the many Centralia-area volunteers who joined forces to lay U.S. flags along the path that will be used for Sgt. Rodney Griffin's funeral procession on Saturday.
With military precision, Larry "The Flag Man" Eckhardt, left, and Reed Hickam, senior ride captain of the Missouri Patriot Guard Riders, will spend 48 hours placing flags from Mexico to Centralia before the funeral procession for Sgt. Rodney Griffin and then taking the flags down once the service is over. The two men spent the afternoon putting the flags up and will reconvene to take them all down on Saturday.
Larry "The Flag Man" Eckhardt goes over the afternoon's plan with Centralia volunteers Friday prior to laying U.S. flags along the funeral procession route for Sgt. Rodney Griffin. Eckhardt has gained notoriety for traveling to the homecomings of deceased armed forces members to place flags along the routes upon which their remains will be driven.
St. Louis Blues' Paul Stastny, right, and Minnesota Wild's Justin Fontaine, center, chase after the puck as Blues' Jaden Schwartz watches during the second period of Game 5 Friday in St. Louis.