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Thursday, December 1, 2011

National Memorial Cemetery

Golf today, the group was smaller and the weather was blustery, but we had fun.

I led the burial service for a veteran of WWII and Korea today. There was a live Mariachi band playing at the service nearby, and the honor guard had to fold the flag twice because the first did not pass muster.

This man flew many planes around the world and each time he got close to combat something intervened and he spent time training and writing about air safety for the Air Force. He was healthy into his 90s, and a lovely Christian man who loved his life and his family.

The WWII vets are almost gone, and each time I am emotionally moved with the honor and care shown at the Memorial site.

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