Colfax Veteran recounts his service at Arlington National Cemetery
Randy Marchant, a Colfax resident and Vietnam veteran, recently related his experiences at the Memorial Day ceremony in Colfax. Part of his message detailed his experiences at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. and how they shaped his views on the service.
“I was just getting to my barracks at Ft. Myer. I got up to my assigned room, and laid down my things before I started looking around. Immediately I saw this large window letting in sun, and I crossed to it,” Marchant said. “I got to that window, and when I looked out, I was shocked. There was row after row of these white headstones stretching on.”
Arlington National Cemetery’s 624-acre spread is the final resting place for more than 400,000 of the nation’s casualties and deceased veterans dating back as far as the Civil War.
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