The right thing to do.
First up, thanks to Toby and Herb for coming out Saturday morning and
helping VFW Post 8925 put out about 700 flags at Forest Oaks Cemetery in
With the threat of continued rains lurking all around the area on
Sunday (Memorial Day), John S
and Rory C drove over to the Cook-Walden funeral park in Pflugerville in
John's mighty M35. Also driving to the event were Secretary Rick H
and his wife Nancy in Rick's M38A1. Danny trailered his M151A2 and
M416 trailer, as did Scott S and his M38A1 and Herb T and his GPW.
Rounding out the club members were Barry F representing a Desert Storm
warrior and Claude V, well, as Claude.
In years past, our group has attended the single memorial day ceremony
in Oak Hill. However, this year's ceremony was a composite of
several veterans groups providing for a much larger, well represented
event. The salvation army was on-hand to provide snacks and
beverages as well.
Our group staged in the appropriate area and fielded questions until
the start of the ceremony. There were several speakers present
including a Texas senator and Austin city council member. Other
speakers included current and former veterans.
The ceremony continued with the placing of pictures representative of
all five major conflicts including WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the
Middle East. Additional activity included the placing of memorial
wreaths at a makeshift grave site provided by the Texas Association of
Vietnam Veterans, a double-bugle taps ceremony followed by a bag-pipe
rendition of theme songs from each service branch.
After the event, the group again fielded questions, received many
thanks from the attendees, then pulled up and departed under mostly cloudy