Monday, August 10, 2009

A Hero's Homecoming

**This was posted on a message board I'm on and I wanted to share it with everyone else I know. Just be sure to have tissues handy!!

This was filmed just outside of Atlanta, GA almost a month ago. It is interesting to see that little has changed in rural America, especially the respect that the people have for the loss of one of their own.

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 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. Please share widely. Well worth watching.

Click on the link below and hit play.

A Hero's Homecoming

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