Thursday, July 16, 2009

Get out the tissues...

A friend emailed this to me:

"...this is a video that will touch your heart and remind you how very proud you should be to be an American. ... Notice all the people on both sides of the road for more than 10+ miles!

...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 Police 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. This was filmed during the procession by a State Trooper.

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. Georgia remains one of those graceful places. The link below is a short travelogue of that day's remarkable and painful journey. But only watch this if you wish to have some of your faith in people restored."

(Sorry, I couldn't get the video to embed.)


Meredith said...

It's also on Youtube. I don't know if the song was in yours. I could do without the song as I think the images are enough. I do have faith that the American people are a kind and appreciative community when it comes to the personal sacrifices of our soldiers, police officers, etc. I certainly don't think it's just Georgia. (or even just the "patriotic" South)

Marine Wife said...

Yeah, those weren't my words, just what was in the email sent to me. And I agree. Have you seen Taking Chance? It showed similar things happening as they progressed from DE to WY