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Arlington National Cemetery Funeral- gun salute, playing of Taps, and folding and presentation of the flag

During my trip on the East coast to D.C. I went to visit the Arlington National Cemetery and we got to witness a funeral procession.
Sorry about some of the shaking of the camera, but it happened so quick that I barely got it in. I can upload it in really high quality but I don't think LL allows it and maybe it might be better not to see some of the flag folding.

The first clip I took of the Military Casket bearers and on the back is the soldiers casket placed on the caisson.

The second clip is of the Rifle Squad doing a Six gun salute I believe they call it.

The third was at the grave from a distance up the hill, the committal service conducted by the chaplain. Honors (gun salute, playing of Taps, and folding and presentation of the flag) will then be presented, and the Arlington Lady and chaplain will greet the family. The piper will then be allowed to play.

It is very hard to make out in the third clip but you can see the flag being presented and the music being played. Very sad moment.

I hope this footage doesn't insult any of our fallen troops and hopefully not insulting, it just has to be shown I think.
I encourage everyone to visit out nations capital and the Arlington National Cemetery as it is a life changing experience and makes you truly appreciate how great this country is. Saw 4 star generals, medal of honor recepients and even found my distant family members grave who fought in the civil war and war of independance(63rd New York Volunteer Infantry)

RIP to all the fallen soldiers

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Added: Jul-12-2009 Occurred On: Jul-1-2009
By: spongaweb
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Tags: Arlington, Cemetery, funeral, gun salute, soldier, salute, taps, honor
Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States (load item map)
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