Veterans Revered For Selflessness
Attired in a full Navy Officer uniform for the Veterans Day ceremony, Joe Parker offers solemn salute during playing of National Anthem in Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater.
With U.S. and BVA flags in hand, National Field Service Director Ed Eckroth, left, and National Service Officer Joaquin Espinosa stand by for the organizational flag processional that has become a tradition at annual Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremonies take place inside the cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheatre.
Young men selected by Paralyzed Veterans of America to represent the organization in the traditional Parade of Flags relished the chance to march with veterans of some 30 other organizations, including BVA.
Left to right: Veterans of Foreign Wars escort, Joe Parker, Joaquin Espinosa, Richard Lane, and Dale Stamper salute Tomb of the Unknowns Honor Guard. Guide Dogs Josie and Venture also served as guides.