Paying My Respects

I spent this beautiful, unseasonably warm, first morning of March at Arlington National Cemetery.  It was a very moving experience to pay tribute to hundreds of thousands of fallen military personnel, who gave their lives fighting to preserve the freedoms that we hold so dear.  The graves are arranged meticulously and uniformly in straight lines, reminiscent of the American Cemetery in Normandy, France that I recently visited.  Equally moving, was witnessing the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unkown Soldiers and seeing the final resting place of our beloved 35th president, John F. Kennedy.  Visiting cemeteries is never pleasant, but it is important to pay homage to those who have served our country with distinction and courage.

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