On behalf of a grateful nation

PRECISION—The 1st Memorial Honors Detail, a volunteer group made up of mostly retired armed forces men and women, performs a military funeral honors ceremony in Santa Barbara. It was one of more than 400 such ceremonies the group has performed in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties since it began in 2004.
The melody sounded clear and plaintive from the rear of the Ventura church. Wearing his Marine Corps blue dress uniform, John Walker, a Vietnam veteran, played taps on his bugle while mour...

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