This morning I joined my Dad, who is a part of Semper Fi #1 - Memorial Honor Detail, at Riverside National Cemetery, for the Unclaimed Veterans Ceremony. I was honored to accept the flag during the heartfelt and compassionate ceremony. I was also honored to meet the people who provide the service - to see that these brave men and women are honored and appreciated and that they are no longer alone.
While I know that many of them choose to be alone - having pushed family and friends aside - dealing with the horrors of their service - there may be some who would like to have someone by them as they die - if so, I would be glad to offer my services - to walk them to the door, so to speak - so that they don't need to go it alone.
I am so proud of my Dad and of the others who offer their time and heart to be sure these Unclaimed Veterans are seen home safely - from the sound of the Rifle's salute and the haunting strains of Taps - to the Dark Isle Piper sending them off with Amazing Grace - it was a beautiful morning and a honor to attend.
Remember these Unsung Heroes
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