I must interrupt my family blog posting to share this video. With one son going to the military, perphaps this soldier's homegoing procession touched my heart more than it would others. I don't think so, though. To imagine his willingly to lay down his life for others, to protect the weak and the innocent, to leave his family behing, it reminds me of another One. The ONE who loves you and me so much he left his heavenly home to walk on this fallen earth. He gave His life for you and me.
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.