Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Hero Salute!

By John Munford


Staff Sgt. John Beale of McDonough, who died in Afghanistan and was returned to his home soil this afternoon, got a hero's welcome from Fayette residents Thursday afternoon.

Hundreds of people, many waving American flags, lined the route. Sgt. Beale was escorted from Falcon Field in Peachtree City where his jet landed and through downtown Fayetteville on the way to McDonough.

Close friends and family welcomed Beale home in a ceremony on the apron at Falcon Field. Joining them were a host of law enforcement officers, local veterans and the Patriot Guard motorcycle escort crew.

Men, women and children, including many veterans, lined the procession route at different areas. Hands over their hearts or in salute, they paid tribute to an area man who died protecting our country.

(RIP Sergeant, God be with you! VN8)


Anonymous said...

R.I.P.Valiant Warrior.

VoteNovember2008 said...

FD, this video was inspiring tome to know that there are those of us with the courage to defend and protect freedom and liberty, but it choked me up! VN8

dj said...

It is men like this who make America the best! May you soar with the Eagles in God's Kingdom! Thank you and thanks to your family. Your ultimate your life for our continued appreciated! From a retiree in the US Army!