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This is not Christmas related but someone e-mailed it to me and I thought I'd share it with the Georgia PCers. You should be very proud of your state's people, I know I am.

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. Please share widely.

http://blip.tv/play/AYGJ5h6YgmE

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Even tho iam only 16, that was amazing, i have been one of those people on the side f the road before when a 19 year old guy from my town was lost in iraq about a year or two ago and his dad was a firefighter for la city so his dad also arranged a missing man fly over with 3 of the la city fire helicopters, it was very nice.

I got chills while i was watching it one time was when they showed the bill board and the big sign that the people were holding up, iam also training to become a firefighter, and i "like" video's like this honoring the fallen hero's, R.I.P. 343

Rest in Peace SSGT John Beale

-Will

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This is not Christmas related but someone e-mailed it to me and I thought I'd share it with the Georgia PCers. You should be very proud of your state's people, I know I am.

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. Please share widely.

http://blip.tv/play/AYGJ5h6YgmE

I teach in PTC, live in Fayetteville, wife works in Henry Co. That was alot of people for a long stretch of highway. Granted it wasn't the full way, but I knew every bit of that road. Lot of people. I got the reminder email too late to run over to highway 54.

Robert

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I was up late last night working on a project for work. CBS had a a short clip about a mother that lost her son in late june. She was talking about how her son had died and the only people that knew where the people from his small home town because of the other death that has overwhelmed the news. It made me think of the clip and I just lost it. Sorry for my rambilngs

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I teach kids who have fathers and mothers that go off to war for a year or more. Very difficult for these kids. One dad of a girl I teach went away for about 6 months. This was his 2nd or 3rd time over(?) I mentioned to the little girl, "Tell your dad thank you for serving and we would be thinking about him". When he came back home, the dad made a point to come by and say "Thank You" for that comment. I about lost it.

Huge sacrifices these dads and moms, brothers and sisters make. For many that make the ultimate sacrifice, well those families really should be getter all the love and support we can give.

True patriots they are.

Robert

Fayetteville,GA

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