I value my time in the PGR. It's a mixed bag of honor, sorrow and joy. Regardless of the event that we take on as a mission, I like the fact that our presence draws people's attention and makes them aware that there's something happening that merits their time, respect and honor as US citizens. It helps young people in a family realize the importance of the contribution given by a passed family member. They may be saying goodbye to an uncle, aunt or grandparent, but to others they were soldiers, protectors and sometimes heroes. It feels worthwhile.