Michael Ciavolino's final day. He was transported to Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills, MD by McCommas. The hearse was emblazoned with the seal of the Navy. The grandchildren served as pallbearers and moved the casket to the chapel. The Navy detail honored my dad as a veteran and saluted as he was moved. The flag ceremony was completed with honor and precision before presenting the flag to my mother, Susan K. Ciavolino. Then we returned him to the hearse and we watched as he was lowered into the ground. Goodbye good friend, father, husband, and grandfather. We will see you again one day.
Those who wish to donate in Michael's memory may do with the USLST Foundation or Harford County Right to Life.
- USLST Foundation https://www.uslst.org/donation or
- Harford County Right to Life https://www.harfordcountyrighttolife.org
"On behalf of the President of the United States, the United States Navy, and a grateful nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one's honorable and faithful service."