Twenty-three years today since our father had his gun salute and American-flag folding. He was not a pilot, but he was a B-52 navigator.
from The Lost Pilot / by James Tate
and you, passing over again,
fast, perfect, and unwilling
to tell me that you are doing
My father, also a B-52 Navigator had his flag folding and salute 4 years ago. When I was a girl he brought me his flight lunch and delivered it in uniform with ceremony. I thought it tasted very fancy.
Love that story, Michele! Thank you for posting. That sounds like something sweet your dad would do!