|(Purposely blurred to try and protect the identity of the various other children in the photo.)|
|Carrying flags out to the soldiers.|
She nodded and answered with a shaky "Yes."
"Are you going to be OK?" I asked.
She paused for a moment, glanced at all the Boy Scouts pushing around her, then straightened up and tried to smile and said, "I'll try," as she turned and strode off with her comrades. (Another moment of me brushing away tears followed.)
Penguin enjoyed the ceremony too, and is eagerly awaiting next year's ceremony when she'll get to participate with her big sister.