We drove south from Florence and made a stop at the Florence American Cemetery, where more than 4,000 Americans are buried. This cemetery is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.
Our guide, who was from New York, shared the history of the cemetery and told a few stories of the service people buried there. Then we had some time to walk through the grounds.
It was now the end of the day, and our guide asked if we would help her take down the flag. We walked to the flagpole as Taps played from a loudspeaker.
This happned to be on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022.
We have passed this cemetery when there but never stopped at it. Very cool you were able to do flag duty there. I love the little cemeteries in the villages of Tuscany. And there is usually an older person visiting their loved one.
This cemetery is much smaller than Normandy, but just as moving. Stop the next time you are in the neighborhood; you will like it.