Thursday, December 11, 2008

Military Service

Today I went to the Golden Gate National Cemetery (just outside of San Francisco) for the burial of a person who served in the U.S. Army and was retired (meaning he served 20 or more years). When a person retires from the Armed Forces he/she is entitled to full military honors, which means: firing party, taps and flag folding. While in Arizona, I saw this done many times, but never took any photos. Today, I was able to get some photos due to the fact that I was standing in a place that I was not noticed and could be inconspicuous about it (it would be weird for the funeral director to be taking photos!). After the service I drove to the top of a little hill on the grounds and took a few more photos. I would like to send a big thank you to all our service men and women for all of their sacrifices, especially during this holiday season.


Shoecrazy said...

Very cool pictures! I give a big AMEN to your comment about the many servicemen sacrificing everyday for the many freedoms that we take for granted!

Ixchelle said...

Great pictures. How are you my game buddy?

Andra said...

There is such a solemn feeling among all those white headstones. It's so beautiful and sad. You captured it well.

Also, I'm impressed at your stealthy picture taking abilities.