Dear Prayer Partners,
Something happened this morning at Bill Robertson’s memorial service that made a deep impression on me. His funeral was at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, MO. They have a very small chapel so the Honor Guard stands in formation outside until the end of the service and then they give a volley of gun fire, play taps, and then fold and present the US flag to the family. I have officiated many funerals that ended with military honors, but this is the first time that the men and women of the Honor Guard had to stand at attention outside in pouring rain while everyone else sat inside the chapel. Not one of them complained but instead thanked the family for the military service of their loved one.
I wish our elected officials paid the same level of respect to our veterans as that Honor Guard did.

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