Arlington National Cemetery

I spent my last Washington DC morning at Arlington National Cemetery.

I paid respects to the Kennedys — John F., Bobby, and Ted, each flawed but great in their own ways.  Had any of these three guys had a full term as president of this country — or better yet, two! — we would be today a very different nation.

We walked over the Tomb of the Unknowns in time for my travel companion to see his first-ever Changing of the Guard.  And then two school groups performed the same wreath-laying ceremony that I did with Ball State University Singers 15 years ago.  Except this time a bugler played Taps.  And I cried.

After the crowd dispersed, I stayed for a moment in silent tribute and unspoken thanks.

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