San Diego Salute is proud to have been a part of the memorial for a local Veteran aviator’s passing, observed at Miramar National Cemetery this week . Here the bugler’s last notes are fading, he lowers his instrument to take the salute precisely as the Missing Man flight approaches the congregation. No longer trailing smoke like its comrades, one aircraft gradually separates itself from the flight, rising gradually up and to the West. With his departure, the others fly on, preserving the empty space he recently occupied in the formation.