In the continuing saga of our encounter with Arlington National Cemetery:
I downloaded the form online for an interment flag and walked into our teensy small town local post office and gave it to the lady at the counter, and sure enough, she handed me a box with a 5-foot by 9-foot American flag inside, labeled for internment. The lady said they normally just deal with funeral directors for the flags.
I had never heard of it before. Our tax dollars are indeed at work.
The inurnment in the Columbarium is one week from Thursday. I sure hope we have nice weather for it. Unfortunately the cherry blossoms don't start blooming until at least two weeks later.
Here are some photos of the Columbarium in springtime.
Update: When I was looking for an image for this post, I stumbled across this very lovely photo essay on the Arlington National Cemetery service of Lieutenant George Stalk, U.S. Army Air Force. Well worth the click.