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World War II veteran and Murrayville man visits memorials in US capital on Honor Flight
Gary Gambrell traveled to Washington, D.C., with 24 other veterans April 19
The veterans leave Atlanta and employees with Delta wish them well with an honor guard-style presentation. - photo by Courtesy of Gary Ezell
Gary Gambrell stood silently and respectfully as he watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The all-volunteer unit of sentinels which guards the tomb 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in all weather conditions perform the elaborate ritual every half hour from April 1 through Sept. 30 and every hour from Oct. 1 to March 31, according to the Arlington National Cemetery website. But on this day, a slight variation occurred.