A Hero’s Farewell
I just got this in an e-mail from my friend Doc. The words below are his. I couldn't have said it better myself. Please watch the link.
The video link below shows the America I'm proud of being part of, when
I turn off the network TV channels and take the time to learn what's actually
happening in small town America, (not the news from the Urban areas or
the Urban Sprawl Su burbs ) it restores the faith I have in this country.
Sergeant First Class John C. Beale died for my FREEDOM, Michael Jackson
did not. Sergeant First Class John C. Beale IS a hero, Michael Jackson was
just an entertainer.
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. 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 grateful 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.