“Stop to Salute” a Tribute for Memorial Day Written by a U.S. Army Captain–Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
A touching story of an Army Captain who was annoyed with the slow traffic in driving rain at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. A soldier driving in front of him suddenly jumped out of his car, ran across the highway to “Memorial Grove,” a site built to honor soldiers who died in a devastating airplane crash. The soldier had noticed that one of the small flags next to a memorial plaque had fallen over in the storm. He set up the flag once again, then paused to salute. The writer of the story was touched and inspired by that and issues a Memorial Day reminder for all to remember those who have fallen on our behalf.
This is a true account written by Army Captain John Rasmussen and published by ARMY LINK NEWS on May 22, 2002.