There are a few things in this world that make me wonder if I’m doing all that I can in life.
Navy SEALs are one of them.
There are even fewer things that make me want to hold my sacrifices in lower regard.
The sacrifice of a Navy SEAL is one of them.
During the service, as Monsoor’s coffin was taken from the hearse to the gravesite, Navy SEALs lined up in two columns. As the coffin passed, video shows each SEAL slapping down the gold Trident from his uniform and deeply embedding it in Monsoor’s wooden coffin.
The slaps were reportedly heard across the cemetery.
The symbolic display moved many, included Bush, who during his speech in April’s Medal of Honor ceremony spoke about the incident.
“The procession went on nearly half an hour,” Bush said. “And when it was all over, the simple wooden coffin had become a gold-plated memorial to a hero who will never be forgotten.”
(H/T to Lex)