Tonight was an especially difficult taps.
I was taken off guard by an impromptu visit we made to a small cemetery in Indiana.
There were three graves very close together with the remains of three soldiers who lost their lives in the Middle East and all at different times.
When was killed during guard duty in Iraq, another lost his life during an RPG attack in Iraq and another man was killed by an IED in Afghanistan.
Near them with a young man, 12 years old, who ran away from home with a pistol and ammunition and took his own life. G laid down next to the grave and didn't want to move.
G knowing I was upset, leaned against me the whole time I was playing taps.
The area was unbelievably muddy. We had to pull the trailer pulling the scooter, for our disabled veteran community member, out of the mud.
Always an adventure. Powerful adventures, but always with a twist that releases us from the gravity of the situation with a little chance at laughter.