This “one moment in time” will be engraved in my memory forever. I was standing behind this gentleman who was sitting in a wheelchair. It took him probably 2-3 minutes to stand on his own.I wanted to assist him but something told me to let him be.
It seemed to take every ounce of energy he had to get out of that wheel chair unassisted. Proud and honored he was determined to salute the flag that he had so bravely fought for,some 65 years earlier. This is when I knew just how proud these brave men and women were to serve our great nation.
Photo by Matthew C Seufer -Fort Jackson National Cemetery