|Leaving roses and gifts for David|
|Love and messages to heaven|
As the ceremony started we listen intently to each Gold Star family that spoke, listened to the song from each branch and stood up when it as time to read the newest names of heroes on the wall. Krystina and I each read our names, honored each man saying his name loudly and so no one could forget his sacrifice. I am always so proud of the way Krystina looks at this, she makes sure she practices each name and says them with ease.
At the end of the ceremony Taps is played in echo... I can't explain every feeling and emotion that goes through me hearing each note played with perfection. Taps was played when my Grandfather died and I will never forget being 8 years old and hearing the trumpets played, listening to the 21-Gun salute wishing it would stop and my Grandfather would cuddle me. I can't imagine the feeling of being a wife looking at your husband’s flag draped coffin or being a child looking at your father/mother's flag folded and handed to your parent crying knowing this was the last moment you have with your loved one.