Ole Glory A Dozen Years Ago

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Arlington May 2010 HomeRome Realty

Arlington May 2010 HomeRome Realty

 

It was May of 2010, a dozen years ago, and we were privileged to attend our first Arlington Cemetery Burial. It was for the brother of a very dear friend.

These photos captured a bit of the precision of the flag folding, the solemn dignity of full military honors, the beauty of the American Flag waving, the Washington Monument, the horse-drawn caisson, the 21 gun salute, and the glory and pride felt by so many!

 

Arlington May 2010 HomeRome Realty

 

Arlington May 2010 HomeRome Realty

 

The photos above are from  Arlington National Cemetary. I am looking forward to finding more flags for June's ActiveRain Challenge,  hosted by our patriotic members Mark Don McInnes and Endre Barath, Jr. 

 

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Comments (24)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Margaret... you're certainly "Johnny on the spot" with your first flag post... and I, for one, enjoyed it.

Jun 02, 2022 05:17 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for this flag post, which has so much meaning. I could just picture the solemnity of that day. Thank you for sharing!

Jun 02, 2022 06:17 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Nina Hollander, Broker Yes, as soon as I saw this month's challenge announced, I entered.  

Jun 02, 2022 07:13 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Kat Palmiotti, This is such a solemn ceremony to witness.

Jun 02, 2022 07:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Margaret, for sharing some of your special memories and your photographs.

Jun 02, 2022 07:48 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Roy, It is so good to see you. Make it a good weekend!

Jun 03, 2022 01:43 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I attended one funeral of a friend of my son at Arlington. Heart wrenching is all that I can say, I remember even now the wailing of the wife draped across her husband's coffin. I don't think I will ever forget that sound. These photos remind me of that day as so many young men paid their respects to this hero and their friend.

Jun 02, 2022 08:39 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Arlington National Cemetery always gives me a solemn moment for all of those who are interned there and all their loved ones who waited patiently for their return Margaret. Thank you for sharing 🙂

Jun 02, 2022 10:32 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Your comment is so true, Paul!

Jun 02, 2022 10:40 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 No matter how many times you see the photos, it takes being a part of the actual event, to fully appreciate the tremendous loss of each life. 

Jun 02, 2022 10:39 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Margaret.  An awesome start to this challenge for all in AR.  These pics gave me goose bumps.  Thank you.  Mark

Jun 02, 2022 11:18 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Thank you so much for hosting this meaningful challenge, Mark.

Jun 02, 2022 02:59 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Margaret very moving photo and event.  One that would stay with you for years as it has you.

Jun 02, 2022 12:43 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

So glad that I had the opportunity to share this memory.

Jun 02, 2022 03:01 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret that has to be a very special memory and experience for you, your friend, and your friends family.

Jun 02, 2022 03:05 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

George, I was humbled to be a part of this experience.

Jun 02, 2022 06:32 PM
Rain Silverhawk
Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

I served on the honor guard for many military funerals in my younger days.  A military funeral has a unique and resounding way of reaching very deeply into your mind, heart and soul.   Thank you for your post. 

Jun 02, 2022 05:38 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Rain Silverhawk, I would love to hear some of your experiences.

Jun 02, 2022 06:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Margaret- I love the photo!  When Larry and I lived in Leesburg, VA, we took every opportunity we could to visit Arlington National Cemetery. We had the privilege of going one Memorial Day. I will never forget that. 

Jun 02, 2022 06:53 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Margaret,

The Arlington National Cemetery is a sight to see. I love your photos and thank you for sharing your entry into the June challenge.

Jun 02, 2022 07:41 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Kathy Streib,  I am sure that is a visit you will never forget!

Jun 02, 2022 07:52 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX, It is so good to see you. Hope you are doing well!

Jun 02, 2022 07:53 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 

It  was deja vue for me to read this lovely tribute to "Ole Glory" and to our military lost because of wars. Although, I experienced somber moments and shed many tears with the "precision of the flag folding, the solemn dignity of full military honors," it was worth reading because you told one of the greatest American stories of all times. The sound of the bugle and the bag pipes and the gun shot salute is riveting and something everyone should stand through at least once. And if you go through it more than once, it makes you more humble and grateful to those who paid the ultimate price.

Margaret, you are a hard act to follow and all I can say is I am glad I did not read it before writing my own for the challenge. For me, it is better that way because then I can write authentically without trying to compare my writer to others. To me, you always are an inspiration with the heart of gold. 

Jun 04, 2022 02:56 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I've attended a burial at Arlington Cemetery for a dear family friend and it was a very moving experience! 🇺🇸 

Jul 01, 2022 11:52 AM