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Veterans Week – DC

How do you sum up a trip like this with so many Firsts.  It wasn’t just the firsts of some very special moments; it is hard to believe we were a part of history.  When we laid our roses on the Tomb we were dressed in our Quilts of Honor shirts and we honored for all of our Quilts of Honor family who weren’t with us.  To see those roses laid upon the Tomb – we heard 10,000 people had that honor.

The Tomb represents so much to our country and to all veterans. The Sentinels have a bond that is never broken.  It is heartwarming to see them together and the pride they have.  If we could bring that back to this country, it would be awesome.

I was honored to be able to play Taps again at Arlington and have the history of Taps be everywhere so people could see the honor that Buglers give when they play it.  I was also honored to play Taps for the Taps for Veterans Salute at 11:00 am on Veterans Day from the porch of Jeannine and Carl’s house.  Next May 2022, we will have been going to their mansion for 10 years – that is such a gift.  They never care how many I bring with me.  We were spoiled by Jeannine all week.  Too bad Carl was off doing his nonprofit work.  We even got apple crisp for breakfast before we left for the airport.

We gave out some very deserving quilts that we won’t forget.  Sometimes those are the ones you weren’t planning but are the best.  We made more contacts and friends.

The pictures are from the airplane as we left.  We could see the Monuments from above the trees that were changing colors all week.

Thank you to all who watch our adventures.

God’s Blessings
Gail

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