Sunday morning, after attending an early church service, I decided to take a quick trip to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to see if the Memorial Day flags had already been placed. The “quick” trip turned into a 45-minute journey through the cemetery grounds and down a small road along the back of the post housing to exit onto a main thoroughfare. I didn’t mind because it gave me time to absorb the meaning of Memorial Day and the men and women buried here.
This photo was made on a previous visit to the cemetery; traffic today was such that I couldn’t get a picture, but there were large flags all around this circle and continuing down the main drive. The main flag of the grouping fly’s day and night, always at half-staff in remembrance of those who gave their lives, the ultimate sacrifice.