Sunday, May 27, 2012
I remember visiting Arlington Cemetery earlier this year and telling Suzy Soro about it. She told me something that left me with goosebumps. Her father is buried at Arlington, and right before they lay a soldier to rest, the flag that has draped their coffin is lifted off and ceremoniously folded twelve times by six honor guards; three on each side of the casket. Then, while kneeling on one knee, an honor guard presents the flag, stars pointing upward, to the family, with these words, "On behalf of a grateful nation."
For Memorial Day, I can think of no better post to read in honor of those who served, than the one here today:
From Suzy Soro, "My father is buried at Arlington Cemetery ..."