Lee Lester was on the USS Pennslvania in dry dock on Dec. 7, 1941 after it was repaired, he was on the California in the south pacific for the duration of the war.
I went to school with his daughters and his son married my sister.
I was impressed when I got to the church and the sidewalk was lined with Freedom Riders holding flags.
Several of his grandchildren wore their military uniforms. At the cemetery, a granddaughter(active Army) participated in the gun salute. The Navy officer handed the folded flag to his granddaughters husband.
Jeff is full-time National Guard, and he presented the flag to his father-in-law.
I think the thing that most impressed me was the Freedom Riders Honor Guard, who stood at attention during the graveside service. Most of these guys are older than me, yet endured the blustery, rainy 45degree weather to honor a brother in arms.
Makes you proud to be an American, and know that honor is more than words.
Edited by JD DANNELS, November 18, 2015 - 03:11 PM.