Where Heroes Come to Rest

8 February 2012, 20:40 CDT

I’m in DC this week for CPAC, but I had something more important to attend to while I was here.  I have often written about Major Gilbert, and Captain Giglio.

 

Both men died in the service of their country doing what they loved – flying.  Both men left behind wives and families.  When I come to Washington on the occasion that I do, I make it a point to visit them for a few minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, as I stood near Trojan’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery, I found myself between two funerals, conducted nearly simultaneously.  One solider.  One sailor.  Two twenty-one gun salutes.  Two trumpets playing taps.  This is a sobering reminder that our freedom is not free.

 

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