Sunday, May 27, 2012

For Those Buried At Arlington Cemetery

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 ..."


  1. God bless those who serve, have served and especially those who sacrificed their life.

  2. Thanks kiddo. Here's something I've never told a soul: My dad didn't want to be buried at Arlington because he thought it would be too much of a bother. That's a typical soldier's response. My sister and I ignored him because we knew he deserved to have a bother made over him.

  3. thanks for pointing the direction...i hope that you and your family have a wonderful long weekend...

  4. thanks for this reminder of what the holiday truly means. i will think of the many fallen and of my incredible gratitude i feel to all who serve.

  5. I've read Suzy's post. And her comment here brought another tear to my eye.

  6. What a wonderful post! Arlington is a truly awe inspiring place to visit.



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