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