Have attended 2 missions recently, 1 last Saturday and 1 today. It's hard and often emotional and mental, but it's something we want to do (NOT have to do).
I can only imagine what the families and close friends go through by having to do it twice.
In this part of the U.S., the cemeteries close during the winter months for internments (including the Veteran's Cemetery). So now ~ the family and friends come together for the internment of remains.
It's hard for us, the PGR members, as we can't attend each and every request but we do what we can and give a final slow salute.
To those of you who also attend the missions, Thank You ... it's hard not to get emotional sometimes.