Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Yesterday, Memorial Day 2012, I discovered what one person can do to honor our freedom and the people who have given it to us.

Larry Eckhardt showed me what the idea of a single person can do to honor others. And he does it again and again. Larry attended a funeral 6 years ago for a fallen soldier and he felt there were not enough flags there.

He now has attended 82 funerals of fallen soldiers, traveling hundreds of miles, and he brings 2,200 flags with him. He and local volunteers plant the flags on steel poles, on both sides of the road for eight miles. Eight miles.  A hero’s procession. And people turn out for a hero’s procession by the hundreds. I salute Larry Eckhardt. 

The link below is a youtube video that CBS Sunday Morning aired this past Sunday.

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