The "Celebration of Life" for Bill Sommers

Bill Sommers

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"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air . . .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."
CAF Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr. 1922-1941

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In Loving Memory

William A. Sommers

Born on October 19, 1940 in Chicago, IL Passed Away July 5, 2019 In Grass Valley, CA Celebration of Life Satuday, August 3, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm The Foothills Event Center, Grass Valley, California

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