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Saturday Morning walk

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Visited Arlington National Cemetery this morning. Well actually visited with my Mom and Dad but walked down to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after I finished running my mouth. Saw a number of old Veterans there, most in wheelchairs. I think about my Dad when I see them. The wreath was being put out for the day by what appeared to be the Knights of Columbus.

Tomb Guard sentinel. Photo by Mike Hartley

Tomb Guard sentinel.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I was a nice ceremony and taps was played after the presentation of the wreath.

Tomb Guards Photo by Mike Hartley

Tomb Guards
Photo by Mike Hartley

I never tire of going to this spot at the Cemetery.

Wreath laying. Photo by Mike Hartley

Wreath laying.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Taps being played. I never can keep my composure during that. Brings back to many memories. That is why I usually don’t go on Saturdays to avoid seeing any services for fallen.

Taps Photo by Mike Hartley

Taps
Photo by Mike Hartley

Here’s to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), headquartered at Fort Myer, Va.

3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), headquartered at Fort Myer, Va. Photo by Mike Hartley

3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), headquartered at Fort Myer, Va.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Precision.

I'm always amazed at the precision of the Guard. Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m always amazed at the precision of the Guard.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Cut clean.

Uniform. Photo by Mike Hartley

Uniform.
Photo by Mike Hartley

At least there was a respectful crowd this morning. I’ve seen some behavior there that karma will certainly visit those individuals for payback.

So if your down today, remember, many have given much so that we can live in peace. Enjoy the day. Photo by Mike Hartley

So if your down today, remember, many have given much so that we can live in peace. Enjoy the day.
Photo by Mike Hartley

It is important for our generations and those after us to realized the importance of the sacrifice of the previous generations and show the respect and think about those things in our future actions.

Escorting one of our Veterans down the stairs. Photo by Mike Hartley

Escorting one of our Veterans down the stairs.
Photo by Mike Hartley

May everyone have a wonderful day.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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