They do burials Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM and they average ten burials per day. That is mind blowing to me. Ten veterans every day just in Michigan. . .
Due to all of the coordination that comes into play with a burial at the National Cemetery my grandfather's burial was on a separate day from his funeral. The day of his burial was actually quite cold. I took a photo of my weather app that day and it was 46 degrees in Holly, MI. Pretty crazy for May! Fortunately the rain held off until after the service was over and we were back in the limo on our way back when it started pouring!
I'm sad that he is gone. I'm sad that Lee lives so far from us and that we can't support her more as she grieves. I'm sad he didn't make it until D-Day.
My mom and I will head back to MI for D-Day next week and we will honor him on that special day. We will visit the cemetery again and hope that his headstone will be in. . . and then we will go see the Red Sox play the Tigers and enjoy ourselves just as he would want us to!
Cheers Paul! Love always, Jodi