memorial day

Yesterday was Memorial Day, and Sarasota’s downtown district hosted a hometown parade. At one point, an ROTC group stopped on the parade route and a bugle player at the head of their procession played taps. Immediately, the crowed hushed, and I looked around to see more than a few elderly gentlemen stand and salute until the song ended. It made me feel grateful.

“In valor there is hope.” -Publius Cornelius Tacitus


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