As I mentioned in a post called Perspectives, we lost a number of people in Afghanistan and Iraq in June.
One of those was Sergeant First Class John C Beale.
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. Nowadays one can be led to believe that America no longer respects honor and no longer honors sacrifice outside the military.
This shows 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.
THIS is the real America!
Not the politicians in D.C., not the talking heads on TV, not Hollyweird, not the screamers and yellers regardless of their persuasion; but the PEOPLE of America…
Those who lined that 30 miles of road, for who knows how long… Not to be on TV, not to be quoted in the media, for no other reason than to show their support for the family of one of their own who had fallen in defense of the United States.
RIP SFC Beale, RIP…
That is all.