I don’t personally know who might have placed a flag on my father-in-law’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery.
He and my mother-in-law are buried in the columbarium wall. So, I’m unsure if they even have an individual flag at the stone carved with their names.
What I am sure of is that even though I am unable to visit today they will be honored by all those who attend ceremonies and visit Arlington.
I am sure of the same for my father buried at the Dayton National Cemetery. He is buried on a small hill next to a young tree that surly has grown deep roots since his service.
Today, I want to thank the VA volunteers, the Boy Scouts, the various veterans organizations, all those who honor the more than three million military members buried in graves at national cemeteries.
You honor our family members who served and by doing so you honor your nation and me. For that, I am sincerely grateful.