Georgia recently sent elements of its 48th BCT to Afghanistan. Within 3 weeks 3 of their warriors were killed by an IED explosion. The following video is simply magnificent. It’s 12 minutes long, but it makes an incredible point – the people of America love and honor their warriors and appreciate the sacrifice they make. The video is shot from inside the procession which picked up the remains of SSG John Beale and shows the crowds which turned out to honor him as it traveled through various parts and towns in Henry County, GA, where SSG Beale was from.
I’ll tear up during the National Anthem every time, I get chills at the sight of Old Glory flapping in the Texas breeze but nothing ever impresses me more than the genuine outpouring of real patriotism like I viewed in this video. It surely brought more than one tear to this big ol Texas boy’s eye. I thank God every day for soldiers like SSG Beale but only wish they didn’t have to pay with their lives to ensure this great country lives on. I’ll offer a toast of gratitude to the great state of Georgia tonight and to the family of SSG Beale. ~Patriot