Wow...just Wow...

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  1. saltyone

    saltyone So Mote It Be

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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 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. Georgia remains one of those graceful places.

    The link below is a short travelogue of that day's remarkable and painful journey.

    Watch this if you wish to have some of your faith in people restored.


    http://e.blip.tv/scripts/flash/show...//blip.tv/?utm_source=brandlink&enablejs=true

    :usaflagwa
     
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  2. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    watched about 15 seconds of it and couldn't anymore, amazing. :usaflagwa
     
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  3. DJM136

    DJM136 fubar 24/7

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    Best post ever. I really appreciate it and will share that story. God bless America and keep it free.

    :usaflagwa
     
  4. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

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    As much as it might hurt to watch that, we all need to watch it.
     
  5. LSU Rubi

    LSU Rubi Founding Member

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    Ditto...as i wipe the tears off my face. This is what the 4th of July means to me!!! :usaflagwa:usaflagwa:usaflagwa:usaflagwa:usaflagwa:usaflagwa
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Amazing. The fire departments bringing out those bucket trucks and crossing them over the road like sabers was a damn nice touch.
     
  7. bmistr1023

    bmistr1023 Founding Member

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    I have to tell you that once I opened this I could not stop it in spite of standing in the Nashville Airport waiting to board a plane. What an emotional piece. I stood there with my eyes swelling from the emotion.

    You all need to watch this powerful message. :911:
     
  8. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

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    I've posted this b4, however, its well worth repeating. Never pass up the opportunity to thank someone in uniform when you run into them for serving our country. Its the very least that each of us can do.
     
  9. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    i was thinking while watching that posting this before independence day was a sober reminder.

    that caught my eye. and was when i really got choked up.

    salty, thanks for posting.
     
  10. BamaBengalTiger

    BamaBengalTiger Geaux Tigers !!!!!

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    Wow.. The Vietnam Vets next to their rides saluting... Now that was awesome.

    Had a similar send off today for a Guard MP unit today, as they were leaving town.

    And I have to say that what really gets me is the "Honor Flights". That is a group that flies our WWII vets to Washington to see the WWII memorial. There has been 2 so far from here, and more planned. The whole community turns out to greet and thank them when they return.:usaflagwa
     

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