I just got this email and thought I'd share it with everyone.
IF THIS DOESN’T PUT A LUMP IN YOUR THROAT WE ALL NEED TO HAVE A REALITY CHECK.
WHAT A GREAT TURNOUT FOR THIS HERO. 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.