Monday, May 28, 2018

A Day for Respect

We pass by the Golden Gate National Cemetery frequently but have never visited. Today, Memorial Day, it was time to rectify that omission.

The San Bruno cemetery is the resting place for over 130,000 veterans and family members. At 161 acres its scale must be seen to be appreciated--rows upon rows of markers, each with a flag.

To my knowledge our family doesn't have anyone here---not like Punchbowl, where over a dozen relatives are interred.

The traffic leaving the morning ceremony was intense, with long lines of cars waiting to exit on the single-lane road.

No one honked. Today was a day to show respect--both to the honored dead and the living.

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