31 May 2010

Vets at Attention: Memorial Day 2010 in Billings Montana



I visited the Yellowstone Veterans Cemetery in Laurel today. I was last there on Veteran's Day last year, and earlier in the year on Memorial Day 2009 when I took the picture above.

The dignitaries were many and included Senator Tester and Rep Rehberg. The latter gave a pretty good speech and the former played a nice Taps on a trumpet, not sure whether borrowed or not. Really he did. We are not that many that we can all be highly specialized here in Montana. 

I saw him get up at a time that seemed a little odd. I thought he was just going out to shake a few hands but the next thing I know I hear Taps and sure enough, there is Senator Tester playing away. He did a good job too. That is him on the end with trumpet and blazer and red tie and prominent gut so he would fit in with the rest of this mixed military firing squad.






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