I attended a memorial service at a community I work in this evening. I was humbled by the response on a rainy evening. Everyone crammed into the local firehouse due to lightning and rain.
I was put in place by a friend of mine who served in the military. I was kidding around about something before the ceremony and he took me to task. I advised him I would not have done what I was kidding about, but he kept me on track. It was a solemn occasion and my kidding around bothered him.
It was a nice community event. Hokey enough for all involved, and solemn too.
Did you and or your community do anything?