Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sitting In a Puddle of Tears

You will be too after watching this video! My aunt sent the link to me tonight and I'm so glad I took the 12 minutes to watch it in it's entirety! It was heartwarming to see that many Americans are still patriotic and not so shallow as to think only of celebrities and their status! Please watch!
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Killed in action the week before, the body of 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. People lined the route for miles to pay tribute to one of our fallen. 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. Please share widely.

Funeral procession for SFC John C. Beale - 12 min
http://e.blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip.tv/rss/flash/2257594&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf&feedurl=http://repdavis.blip.tv/rss/flash&brandname=blip.tv&brandlink=http://blip.tv/%3Futm_source%3Dbrandlink&enablejs=true

2 comments:

Most Rev. Gregori said...

This certainly does bring tears to one's eyes and it makes one's heart swell with pride.

If it is o.k with you, I would like to post this on my blog tonight.

jAne said...

I've seen this before and it's **always** good to see again, to remind ourselves of what's truly important. Thank you.

jAne at tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com