You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to yours.
Yogi Berra (b. 1925) professional baseball player and manager
last night i returned home from my most recent wander. the highlight of the trip was the service for my father at arlington national cemetery. several friends of the mouse asked if i could share some photos. i didn't take photos during the chapel service; however, i did take plenty of photos at other times during the funeral. the service was beautiful and moving - it was a hot day, in the upper 90s, but just the kind of day my dad loved.
i hope you enjoy this brief glimpse of a navy funeral (to enlarge click on lower right icon)
there are many versions of taps posted on youtube, since dad was a navy man, i thought this was fitting (sorry, no idea who the sailor is)
photo: detail of mcclellan gate at arlington national cemetery with stanza from the poem bivouac of the dead by theodore o'hara