Photos: Drake remembered for his service

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A horse-drawn carriage carrying the remains of National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake comes in for the graveside service Monday at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The folded flag from the coffin is given to Rose Marie Drake, right, mother of National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake, during the graveside service Monday for Drake at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The Patriot Guard Riders march in for the graveside service Monday for National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The 21-gun salute is fired Monday during the graveside service of National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Rose Marie Drake, left, mother of National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake, wipes tears from her eyes during the funeral Monday for Drake at Eagle Heights Community Church near Natalbany. He was laid to rest immediately following at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Rose Marie Drake, mother of National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake, lightly feels the folded flag from the coffin after she received it Monday during the graveside service for Drake at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Members of the State Military Funeral Honor Guard remove the remains of National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake from a horse-drawn carriage for the graveside service Monday at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The horse-drawn carriage carrying the remains of National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake comes in for the graveside service Monday at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Flags in waiting for the graveside service Monday for National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Rose Marie Drake, mother of National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake, is hugged by Gold Star Mothers members during the funeral Monday for Drake at Eagle Heights Community Church near Natalbany.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during the funeral Monday for National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake at Eagle Heights Community Church near Natalbany. He was laid to rest immediately following at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Rose Drake-Hewitt, at lectern, emcees the funeral Monday for National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake at Eagle Heights Community Church near Natalbany. He was laid to rest immediately following at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- With the dove reflected in her glasses, Rose Marie Drake, mother of National Guard Spc. Christopher Drake, smiles while gently holding the dove prior to release Monday during the graveside service for Drake at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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