Thursday, July 16, 2009

Proud of America

Killed in action the week before, the body of Staff 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


Wes said...

Many may disagree, but this is why cities suck and small towns rule. I have lived in them both....give me the small town.

barbinkc said...


If only the human race could live together in peace. Heartwrenching videos like this one would not have to be made.

RIP Sgt. Beale. And thank you for your service. Words just don't seem to be enough ...

Anonymous said...

I wept.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Well done Georgia, well done! Thank you Sgt. Beale for your service and sacrifice, may you Rest In Peace.

Anonymous said...

Very moving. Godspeed SSG. John Beale. You are a true American Hereo.

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