Real America Still Exists! A Ride-along!

One of the pleasures in blogging is sharing information and stories with many people, and in return, they share theirs. Often those exchanges produce genuine gems, as happened after emailing a long time friend and a USAF vet I had the honor of serving with, Grandpa Bob. The video at the end of this post is one of those gems.

I remember what it was like growing up in this wonderful country, where nearly everyone shared the values of small town U.S.A. Values such as caring about others, decency, honesty and respect. Those values still exist throughout this great country, they just don’t get the recognition they deserve from a celebrity and disaster obsessed media.

The email from my friend, which included the link for the following video, came with a few paragraphs from the original posting by Georgia State Rep. Steve Davis.

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. This was filmed during the
procession by a State Trooper.

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.

Here is the video in all its glory.

Seeing those people lining the highways and streets for a brave young soldier, who most never knew, is a reminder of the real America that exists and of the kind and generous people that inhabit it.

America is still at war with the enemies of our freedom and liberty, despite the silence on the subject by the “state run” media. As long as our young men and women, and their loved ones, are sacrificing for us, we as citizens must always remember and honor them.

Upon these two laws doth every commandment hinge-that we love God, and that we love each other. There is no better example on earth of this unconditional love than the American soldier. They would die for their friends, true, but even more heart-breaking and remarkable about such men is that they also live with what they’ve had to do.


At LGF2.

8 Responses

  1. Awwww, dang. I was crying before they got through the first city. What a great tribute.

  2. And what a great state.

    • It is a view the people lining the streets couldn’t possibly comprehend, only from someone in the motorcade.
      And yes, that is small town U.S.A., the heart and soul of this country. People are the same here in Texas, and in fact, the roads and topography are almost identical to the little town in East Texas I grew up in.

  3. Wow, what a AWESOME tribute. Yeah had me in tears also. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

  4. The video of Sgt. Beale’s funeral motorcade is poignant and inspiring. Thank you for posting it. But what’s this nonsense about the “silence” of the “state run” media on the subject of our heroic military personnel. Has the person who made this blanket indictment not seen any of Richard Engel’s regular reports from the front lines in Afghanistan on NBC or his homefront interviews with the families of the soldiers stationed there? Has he missed all of the reports on ABC about the sacrifices of wounded veterans by Bob Woodruff, a war casualty himself? To suggest that the mainstream media routinely ignores or disrespects our troops is not just preposterous, it’s an insult — to brave journalists and the brave soldiers they cover.

    • Never heard of Engel, but the name Woodruff rings a bell.
      You seem concerned for the feelings of the LameStreamMedia, I am not.
      I haven’t watched any of the alphabet networks you mentioned, or the other one, in many years, unless they happened to have a sporting event that interested me.
      I’ll take your word for it that they have done the wonderful reporting you claim. I still won’t watch their liberal agenda news, after the way they covered events in Iraq, the way they treated W, and glorified the radical Marxist currently residing in La Casa Blanca.
      If it weren’t for the internet, and some local news stations, the values of America would never be on display. To the LSM, if it isn’t D.C., L.A., or N.Y., it doesn’t matter.

  5. I’ll let the author of this fine piece speak for himself.

    While I appreciate your praise of Engel and Woodruff, I admit I have only seen Woodruff’s reports.

    NBC has become difficult to watch, leaving Engel’s reports unwatched by many of us who grew tired of the incessant mil-bashing grim-milestone-watching falderal masquerading as news reporting.

    In fact, other than Mike Yon, there has been a dearth of reporting, exceptions noted above.

    thanks for your comment.

  6. I found this at another blog:

    God bless the Patriot Guard Riders for all they do for America.

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