Governor McDonnell stayed for almost an hour after the ceremony shaking hands and talking with people. We were very impressed that he did that.
The podium was still up, so Kent took the opportunity to see what it's like to be a politician.
There were flags next to all the 15,000 graves in the cemetery. Last year we went to this same cemetery during the evening when they had each grave lit with luminaries. We blogged about it last May, and put in several pictures.This cemetery is only for Union soldiers. There's a Confederate cemetery in a different part of town. I'm grateful to all the people who have served or are serving in the military, including my dad, Kent's dad, and our two sons.