Friday, July 10, 2009


Honor a Fallen Soldier...amazing video
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. 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.

H/T Winter Soldier & Theo Spark

Watching this, seeing the thousands of people in the small towns of GA, the flags, the police, fire departments, the uniformed men and women, it made me feel good that I'm not alone in knowing of the sacrifice our bravest give. The video is hand-held and jerky, but seeing the people and listening to the music, it makes for moving few minutes. I'm sure the vast majority of these folks never met Sergeant Beale, but they honored him because he fought for them, and he died for them.

May his family be blessed with peace and may Sergeant Beale be in the loving arms of the Father.

1 comment:

BAHL said...

Thanks for the post.

I have probably spent a half dozen or so nights of my life in Peachtree City and always have felt comfortable there. Now I know why.

It is good to know Honor is not lost. Thankfully.

God Bles Our Troops