Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, reflection, and prayer. Thank you to all who gave their all, and to the ones who perished to protect us. We attended the ceremony on the Walkway over the Hudson last night, and it was quite moving. As darkness feel, we all sang God Bless America. It was a beautiful night, and it was recalled that many soldiers during WWII left their homes in the area on that same bridge.
Memorial Day 2015, Walkway over the Hudson
I cannot think of Memorial Day without thinking of Arlington National Cemetery. It is a place I try to return to every time I can. I try to always get to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Honor Guard. Here are some images from the changing of the Guard.
Yesterday I learned that our neighbor, who is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, who not only served in Vietnam, was a Jump Instructor, and many other positions as a career Army man, was also a member of the Honor Guard. He said the biggest challenge was not to show emotion when a family was told of a lost one when a notification had to be made. He played taps yesterday on his gleaming chrome bugle, getting ready for Memorial Day services. For him it was practice. For all who heard, it was the most glorious sound. Thank you.