Quote of the Day

We had the honor of attending a military funeral today, and I was really struck by these words, as the flag from the casket was given to the deceased’s wife:

“On behalf of the President of the United States and the people of a grateful nation, may I present this flag as a token of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service your loved one rendered this nation.”

I can honestly say that I don’t think that there was a dry eye in the house (so to speak) during this ritual. It was sad and beautiful and moving, and even though it was the funeral of a vet who served many years ago, it really drove home the point that he did serve, and he and his family deserve our gratitude for the service given and the sacrifices made.

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