November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day

Friday, I attended my friend LTC James Hey's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. Jim was a great fellow I knew personally and professionally and he will be missed by his family and his many friends. He left far too soon.

It was a beautiful day in Arlington, with the Catholic liturgy in the Old Post Chapel, the horse drawn caisson, the riflemen, the Army band, the walk past so many fallen heroes to the gravesite, the pallbearers, the folding and presentation of the flag to his wife Jerri, the twenty-one gun salute, and in the distance the Washington Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and the tip of the Capitol.

Requiescat in pacem, Jim. A belated thanks again to you and to everyone who has served.

Posted by Charles Austin at November 11, 2008 10:15 AM