by Linda Stewart, 11 November 2020
Today is Veterans Day. I want to honor two young men, whose names I will never know. When I first saw them, they were standing at attention saluting, as the hearse carrying my husband’s casket drove past them. They again saluted the American flag and the deceased veteran as taps was being played. It was a very sobering moment as the notes of the bugle reverberated throughout the cemetery, signaling “lights out” at the end of the day. Afterward they folded the American flag with such dignity and presented it to me. Thank you for honoring Manton Paul Stewart Jr., son-in-law of Ruth Paschall Clark. May the Lord bless and protect these two young men. May the blessings of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob be upon them all the days of their lives. Thank you for your service.