Yesterday my dad went to the funeral service of one of his World War II friends. My dad, another friend, and this veteran, Ben Phegley, all went to Army Air Corps training together in 1943. One became a fighter pilot, my dad became a B-25 pilot, and Ben became an air transport pilot.
Here is video of the military funeral honors ceremony. It movingly expresses the gratitude and serious debt we owe to our military service members and veterans.