|Presenting American Flag at Funeral - Photo by U.S. Navy at Wikimedia Commons|
My dad was a veteran who graduated from the United States Naval Academy who served in the U.S. Navy for five years. His life ended abruptly due to a wreck on the interstate many years after he served in the military. It was a tough time for our entire family.
|Honor Guard Provides Military Rights at Funerals - Photo from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, HALS NC-2 at Wikimedia Commons|
- American Legion
- Post #107, Post #327, Post #342
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Post #3006, Post #9131
Many veterans say they would do it all again if their services were needed. Many of them are still quietly serving today and have done so for many years by volunteering to honor deceased veterans and provide a bit of comfort to the family. I do not believe that any of the men who attended my father's funeral had ever met my dad, but they came...and they served well.
They also provided a flag with an informational brochure describing the symbolism of each fold, and I cherish each and every item that our family was given. I wish to publicly thank the Rowan County Military Honor Guard. Well done. Your personal service will not be forgotten.
|Never Forget - Photo by Christine Singh at Wikimedia Commons|