Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Hero's Salute

As you celebrate Memorial Day with family and friends this weekend, please remember to honor those gave the ultimate sacrifice.  My husband shared this video with me.  It is a tribute to a fallen officer, Staff Sargeant John Beale, who died in the line of duty last year in Afghanistan.  He was a 39-year-old veteran of Desert Storm who later joined the National Guard with a strong desire to return to military service in 2005.  As a civilian, he worked for his local county water authority where he was also very involved in their youth programs.  He left behind a wife and two children.  This is his procession...spanning multiple communities.  Truly, one of the most moving videos I've ever seen.  In a time when true patriotism and support for our troops seems to be diminishing, the spirit of America demonstrated by these Georgia communities will touch your heart and restore your hope.  To each and every one who gave their lives in the line of duty...thank you.  May we never forget. 

7 comments:

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Prayers to his family and may the lord give them peace. Praying one day we will not have to deal with war or killings. My heart goes out to all service people and their families. I was raised in a Military home, I know what it's like.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

FYI... don't see the video; only the space where the video should be. I'll check back later.

peace~elaine

Tracy said...

Hmmm...so sorry Elaine. Not sure why it's not showing up as I can see it just fine on mine. = ( I'll send you a link just in case it still won't work for you.

Just a little something from Judy said...

The more news like this is shared via the blogworld, the better it is. It is so important to remember these men and women and their huge sacrificies that they made for our country. I really appreciate that you shared this today.

Happy Memorial Day to you!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Stunning...

peace~elaine

Karen said...

Very moving...

debi said...

Love your blog!! Loved this video..overwhelming gratitude ...
Blessings,
debi