Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The funeral was on Friday the 9th at Arlington Cemetery. There was a special room for families to wait in that had a wide-screen live feed of the soldier that guards the tomb of the unknown soldier. I was very impressed at the accommodations.
The weather was cloudy and turned rainy as we went to the grave site. The service was short and precise. There was a 21 gun salute, a flag folding and presentation to the widow, which was very touching.
Charlie touched a lot of people in his lifetime and made many impressions upon those lives.
Arlington Cemetery is an unbelievably solemn place, it is overwhelming to think about all those graves/people and the price they paid for our freedoms we enjoy. It is fitting that the burial was so close to Veterans Day since he served his country for so long and with distinction.