Americans honoring fallen soldier

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by olefin, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

    I received this from Amy (rebelzgirl76). I'm sure she would like to share it here on BOC.

    This is long and the hand-held camera is shaky but it was an honor and a privilege--even a duty of citizenship--to watch every second of it. I kept thinking that these strangers taking time from their day to stand on a hot, dusty Georgia roadside in June spoke more than words of their own commitment to citizenship. You may get a little choked up but that's a good thing. (I sure did, Dayton)

    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. 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 and listen to this video if you wish to have some of your faith in people restored.
  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

    Vian Okla
    Thanks Dayton. That should be shown at the start of each news cast.

  3. Rohaus

    Rohaus Well-Known Member

    Vilonia Ar
    If that does not get to you nothing will. Reps to you brother for posting such a powerful reminder that there is still pride and honor in our great country.
  4. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

    that was powerful Dayton, thanks for shareing that. God bless SSgt Beale. God bless his Family. what an awesome tribute
  5. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

    Thank you Dayton for sharing and showing that there are still those who care. I salute the Sgt. and all who have made the ultimate sacrifice as well as those who have and are still serving. May God Bless and send you home safely!!!

    SGTREDNECK New Member

    That brought tears to my eyes. I cannot believe the support those people showed. That's what America is suppose to be like right there. If all of America could come together like those people did, we could solve every problem to come out way. I know most of those people have never met the fallen soldier and they still stood there for God knows how long. It that kind of respect that makes a soldier feel good about what he does. Thank you for sharing that with us. Its been awhile since I have felt this proud to do what I do. Knowing that their are just that many people who care, just made what I do seem to have more of a purpose. Thanks SGT Shorey
  7. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

    Napoleon, Mo.
    A special thanks to Amy and Dayton. Very touching. Semper-fi
  8. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

    That was the most beautiful, moving thing I've ever watched. You know how sometimes people will think that their life doesn't matter? Look at how many lives that fine man touched. Granted, they may not have all known him personally, but they were all "brothers & sisters" just the same. It's a pity that it takes something such as that to make you realize that there is still an awful lot of GOOD out there.
    Thank you so much, Dayton, for sharing that.
    And thanks to that fine fallen soldier, & all the others before him, for the Freedom that we enjoy every day.
    God Bless....
  9. bodach

    bodach New Member

    KS Emporia