Riverside National Cemetery

I attended the burial of 8 veterans this morning at the Riverside National Cemetery. Every Wednesday members of the Patriot Guard Riders and The American Legion meet at the cemetery and honor the burial of our veterans. The group is made up of mostly Vietnam vets.

A vast majority of the time the family members of the deceased veteran can't afford to come to the interment, or the veteran out lived their relatives. So the veterans show up and undertake the role as their family for the funeral. There can be any where from 4-20 burials in a single day.

Below are a few images from the burial today, and also portraits of Vietnam vets I took a few weeks ago: