The message was long and and she rattled off her standard speech quickly - something about how they'll do a short military ceremony with gun firing and the flag will go on the caisson (I'm not sure how this works - over the teensy little box of ashes?), then they will do the flag-folding deal and give it to the next of kin. (I still have to actually get the flag, but supposedly they're available free for this purpose from all post offices - I have the form ready to go).
So I'll call back tomorrow and schedule it. I have no idea how long this takes to schedule.
Hmm, I wonder if it would be too tacky to videotape it. What do you think? (I'm sure I wouldn't be the first one).
The video clip is a 4-minute BBC piece on Arlington National Cemetery.