A hero's farewell
A friend sent this to me.
Killed in action the week before, the body of Staff Sergeant First Class John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City , Georgia , just south of Atlanta , on June 11, 2009 . The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough , Georgia . A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time. Nowadays one can be led to believe that America no longer respects honor and no longer honors sacrifice outside the military. Be it known that there are many places in this land where people still recognize the courage and impact of total self-sacrifice. The link below is a short travelogue of that day's remarkable and painful journey. But only watch this if you wish to have your faith in people restored.
I think EVERY solider should be welcomed home like this. Whether he has fallen and come home or survived and come home! Being in the Military, this hurts home. Kinda sad to watch this video..
A Hero's Salute - Staff Sgt. John Beale Video
wow...i must have something in my eye.....
on a side note sincerest thanks for your service
Wow have to admit that was hard to watch, yet made me proud at the same time
That is truly amazing. And yes catstide, I too had something bothering my eyes the entire time. (allergies maybe:rolleyes:) Now given Ft. Benning is very close to the route (Columbus), a lot of that area is pro military. But still, watching the turnout to this motorcade is very impressive.
That was sad but beautiful, makes you realize there is still good. It had me tearful. Thank you for sharing
RIP to all who have fallen.
God bless those who serve and who have served - thank you.
WOW! I still have chills. Thank you for sharing the video. I agree that every fallen soldier should be brought back to their final resting place in this fashion. I was in the Air Force during Desert Storm and I thank a service member in every airport that I am in. We must never forget the sacrifice for our freedom.
I always thank Veterans, if I see a Vet wearing his war hat I will salute him. It makes me happy and smile to see an 70 year old man put a smile on and salute back. I will ALWAYS do that.
i haven't earned the right to salute but often extend a hand and a thank you to the young and old.
Originally Posted by BlackberryOS