Changing of the Guard
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
As you know I rarely go "Beyond" but today is Veteran's Day, and it seemed appropriate to share a story. About a year ago I was fortunate to be selected as a Guardian for an Honor Flight. We accompanied over 100 World War II Veterans to see the war memorials in Washington, D.C. The men and women who were in their teens when they went to the Pacific or to Europe to fight in the war are now in their late eighties and nineties. What an experience to talk to these former soldiers and to hear their stories. My dad died just five weeks before we were to have gone together on this momentous journey.
You can see in the reflection of the Guard's glasses the bright yellow shirts of our Veterans.