The Transylvania Times -

A Folded Flag


September 14, 2017

The presence of the Honor Guard at a memorial service never fails to stir my emotions. Former service men, now too old for active service, dressed in the uniforms they wore on active duty, proudly march in perfect cadence carrying the flag of their respective branch of service and stand at attention out of respect for their deceased comrade.

When the young men from the ROTC unit unfold our flag and hold it high for all to see, then refold it perfectly, all in attendance are completely silent. Then the “Taps” sounds and tears are shed in remembrance as the folded flag is presented t...

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