Friday, July 10, 2009

America MUST watch this


Sometimes someone forwards you an Email and you think - "Golly - do I want to open this? Is it just a generic stupid Email. is it something you have to do in 10 mins. that never works anyway?"

Well . . . I thought those things, but because this came from a good friend's son - who has never Emailed me before, I thought I should probably open it.

I'm attaching the link - if you have TEN MINUTES, because yes, that's how long it is - watch this video. They should put this on every Channel's 5 o'clock news. It is that good.

You will feel pride beyond belief, sadness beyond belief and utter astonishment.

Take the time. It reads like this . . .

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. God Bless America the land of the free. Never forget what country you live in and who is defending it.


http://blip.tv/play/AYGJ5h6YgmE
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11 comments:

Brenda said...

OMG! Amazing footage! I had no idea it was done like this. All those people lined up along the way! I've a lump in my throat. Thanks for sharing.
Brenda

Ginger said...

What a neat video that is. Really makes you proud to be an American when you see it.
I love the Lee Greenwood song they use in it.

Dawn said...

Came by earlier but couldn't leave a comment cause hubby caught me with tears streaming down my face watching the video. I've seen local support like that but not on such a big scale. It breaks my heart.
Dawn

Theresa said...

Karen this is the county next to where I live! I was so moved by this and appreciate you sharing it with me. My heart is just full, my nephew is about to be deployed and pray that he will stay safe! Love to all!

blushing rose said...

Our friend sent this & the news carried it (hard to believe but FOX NEWS is the best).

I cannot believe such wonderful footage & respect given ... this is America & the music was so perfectly selected.

Tears, you bet we both cried. Each & every fallen serviceman & woman should be so greatly remembered.

TTFN ~Marydon

Lisa said...

What an awesome post! It reminds me of that HBO movie "Taking Chance". If you haven't seen it you must. Kevin Bacon plays an officer escorting a young soldier's body home. Although my heart aches for Sergeant Beale's family...what a welcome home. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Mary said...

Yes, I too thought of "Taking Chance" when I saw this. And yes, I sat through the whole thing while bawlling my eyes out. How very sad, but at the same time how wonderful for the family to see all this support...

You're right -- everyone should watch this.

Cindy said...

Karen,
This was amazing! I feel proud and yet my stomache has that gut wrenching feel. It is the ultimate sacrifice and it breaks my heart to hear about these young men and women losing their lives. When you have kids their age it really hits home. Thanks for sharing, hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

Karen my dear,
Forgive me. I just got around to checking my e-mail on blogger. I e-mailed you back and I am hanging my head in shame for being so late. Hugs, Cindy

Melissa said...

Thank you for writing about this. I am so thankful for all of our brave service men and women. Without them, this country would not be.

Melissa

diana said...

that was pretty amazing to watch. that's being patriotic in the truest sense. thanks for sharing.