There they stood, two combatants, often enemies in the political arena.

One laying at rest, one in a wheelchair.

Each with a voice silenced, lost in the noise of divisiveness polluting our current discourse.

In one sweeping moment of grace and humility and respect and everything good about this country, one man struggled to his feet and saluted the other.

And the incessant clamor and chaos dominating our present stage, for a small moment, was quieted by the human dignity of what used to be.

Without one word being said.