“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
Sitting in the Memphis National Cemetery among the perfectly lined rows of white headstones, the rain grew in ferocity as “Taps” was played by the military bugler. The American flag was lifted from the steel blue casket. As I watched the flag get folded in perfect precision, I vaguely remembered the days in parochial school when I would take the flag down from the pole, and fold it to be stored. As the gravesite ceremony nears its end, the precipitation increased in intensity.
“The rain came in and washed away all the footprints,” is what someone would say later.
“This flag is in remembrance of what your family member did for his country,” were the brief words said as the flag was turned over.
Over the last week, what have I learned?
Unplugging from social networking is good at times. But then why am I on it??? Oh for YOU, you, you, you, and especially YOU again.