Yesterday the flags were changed out at Bunker Hill. Bunker Hill is a Vietnam Memorial that was dreamt of and started by a Marine who did a tour in Vietnam.
Bunker Hill overlooks the prairie. The day was hot but the gale force winds from the south made the day bearable.
Far Guy and another fellow that served in the Air Force took down the Air Force flag.
One by on the flags were changed out. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, POW ~ MIA and the American flag.
There are still about 2,000 soldiers that have not been accounted for in Vietnam. It seems that most of them have been forgotten by the government, but not by the soldiers that served with them, or their families.
I cannot imagine the not knowing, the wondering what happened to a family member…it must be almost too much to bear.
The flags were not burned today, it was too windy. They will be properly disposed of when the wind dies down.
Many thanks to Howard and Trudy who invite the public to share this day with them. Trudy cooks for days and a picnic lunch was served after the ceremony:)