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« on: July 15, 2009, 01:33:48 AM »

If we can have "Stupid Joke Session", or whatever, I think we can also remember what we are and what makes it possible to do the things we want to do. Someone has sacrificed to allow us this privilege.

Do me the favor of watching this presentation.

Moderator, delete this if you feel it isn't suitable for the people on this site to watch.

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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. Well worth watching.

http://blip.tv/play/AYGJ5h6YgmE 

You may have to paste it to open it. It's worthy.

I'm not a flag waver but I do love the people of this nation.




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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 05:36:01 AM »

Freud,Thanks for posting this . It is the most awesome tribute ,to anyone, i've ever seen. (Mr Moderator,please leave this here so everyone can see it!).
 John Beale must have been a great man,so warming to see him welcomed home as he was.
Cheers from Australia , Bob.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 06:28:29 AM »

thats pretty amazing.  It restores your faith that there still are alot of good people out there.  If you watch the news every day you start to wonder.  Thanks  Freud
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 07:16:21 AM »

WOW!!!   Thanks for posting, Freud.

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 07:22:37 AM »

Thanks for sharing Freud.
The video was powerfull and dignified.

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 08:14:29 AM »

Thanks for posting that Freud, a truly heartwarming video.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 10:08:49 AM »

Your responses give me chicken skin. I was hesitant to post it but after I could see well enough to type, I went for it.

I  know for certain that there is compassion within this group. It is shown in many ways including when we lose one of our close

associates in LSR, but to have a replies from Australia and Canada humbles me.

Thanks to all of you,

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 10:53:30 AM »

So -- by the way -- the main reason that we haven't seen any news coverage of returning fallen servicepeople -- is that until just recently the Department of Defence (I think it's them) had rules that prohibited such news coverage.  The rule has been changed -- to make the choice of whether or not to cover the story -- up to the family of the deceased.

My flag is flying from the front deck today, as it does every day.  Freud, and others -- I appreciate your concern over whether this topic is too far from land speed racing to be on this site, and while it might be if examined specifically for generic content -- I see no reason to remove it.  Thanks for asking.
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 11:04:52 AM »

THANK YOU, Slim.

I respect the orientation of the site but I also respect this mans sacrifice.

It probably happens at other places in the nation but this one was made available to us, so I shared it.

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009, 11:27:55 AM »

Thanks for sharing ,Freud
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2009, 01:00:09 PM »

Dodge Freud, How can I keep my image as an old hard a$$ when my wife catches me in front of the compurer with big tears rolling down my cheeks?    Big ditch Doug
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2009, 01:23:18 PM »

Freud, being a 'Nam vet myself I just thank God that the American people have finaly opened their hearts and souls to all the service men and women that have given the maximum sacrafice.  Please accept my thanks, and excuse my tears.......Crow U.S. Navy & Marine Corps. veteran.
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2009, 05:12:08 PM »

It may be off the obvious topic of this forum, but it is absolutley the reason we're able to enjoy racing anything, anywhere, or to enjoy any of the other freedoms we have.

It should be required viewing in every school in this country.

My father-in-law, WWII Navy, sent it to me, Vietnam 1968, and it took me an hour to get through it.

Thank you Freud.

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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2009, 05:41:56 PM »

Well this is one of the most touching online media files I have ever watched. I had tears flowing thru the whole thing... I dont think it was any one thing that made it... The song choices, the way Americans showed respect for a fallen hero, or knowing my freedom was because of this brave soul.

A military serviceman myself for 8 years in the army.

If you want a SUPERB movie to watch about how military servicemen that were killed in war,  watch the movie called "Taking Chance." IT is a must and sent tears from eyes most of the movie.  Kevin Bacon did an excellent job...

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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2009, 05:58:01 PM »

If that don't put a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye, your not a true American

Thanks Freud !

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