Arlington National Cemetery

05 Oct

While on our way from Crystal City, VA to Washington, DC this past Monday, we made time for a visit to Arlington National Cemetery.  A scene steeped in history and filled with solemn virtue appeared before us that day.

As we arrived at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, we happened upon a sober ceremony of the Changing of the Wreath.  With awe, we watched as it unfolded:

In silence, we left that place with grateful hearts and strengthened resolve to continue the fight for our nation’s heart, our nation’s freedom and our nation’s prosperity.

…to protect, uphold, and serve the Constitution of the United States.


Posted by on October 5, 2010 in Balanced Budget, Constitution


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5 responses to “Arlington National Cemetery

  1. Gary M. Deck

    October 7, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Thank you sir for videoing the wreath laying. This honor will remain etched in my heart forever. The colonel (far right) had taken some pictures and video. This one is AWESOME! Thanks for being there. Gary M. Deck, Grand Master of Masons in New Mexico.

    • bbollmann

      October 7, 2010 at 7:42 am

      Gary, we were thrilled to have been there to witness that solemn service. Honored. Thank You!

  2. Jimmie Berkey

    October 7, 2010 at 10:14 am

    It was an honor to have placed the wreath with Most Worshipfull Grand Master Gary Deck and Kylye the Sergeant of the Honor Guard.

  3. Jerry L. Spinks

    October 7, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Being a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer and a member of the Masonic Fraternity in the Grand Jurisdiction of New Mexico, viewing this video made me very proud of the our nation’s premier Honor Guard and of my Most Worshipful Grand Master.

    In the mid-1980’s, I was the Petty Officer in Charge of the Honor Guard assigned to the Naval Weapons Evaluation Facility at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM. We performed Military Honors throughout New Mexico, but mainly at the National Cemetery at Santa Fe. The Honor Guard at Arlington was the detail we tried our best to emulate, and it is a pleasure to see that they are equally as impressive in the discharge of their duties today.

    The Masonic Fraternity, MWB Gary Deck and Our Nations Honor Guard……..three entities worth emulation

  4. Matt Gary

    October 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    It is a privilege for our fraternity to honor our military men and women who have sacrificed for the benefit of others – as another man gave his life for the ransom of many.


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