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Sunday, June 20, 2010
A Tribute To A Fallen Soldier
My friend Kathy sent me the following email and I felt impressed to share it with you. It is not a funny feel good email - but when I saw the photos I knew you would be as moved as I was.
Funeral in Tennessee
In Tennesseewe really do pull off the road and stop for
funerals... nobody moves untilthe last car has gone by.
What follows is a message from Vicki Pierce about her
nephew James' funeral, who was killed
while serving his country in Iraq!
"However, the most incredible thing was what happened following the service onthe way to the cemetery. We went to our cars and drove to the cemetery escorted by at least 10 police cars with lights flashing and some other emergencyvehicles, with Tennesseepolice handling traffic.Everyoneon the road who was not in the
procession, pulled over,got outof their cars,andstood silently and respectfully, someput their hands over their hearts.
When we turned off the highway suddenly there were teenage boys along both sides of the street about every 20 feet or so, all holding large American flags on long flag poles, and again with their hands on their hearts. We thoughtatfirst it was the Boy Scouts or 4 H club or something, but it continued for two and a half miles.
Hundreds of young people, standingsilently on the side of the road with flags. At one point we passed anelementary school, and all thechildren were outside, shoulder to shoulder holding flags kindergartners,handicapped, teachers, staff, everyone.Some held signs of love and support. Then came teenagegirls, andyounger boys, all holding flags. Then adults. Then families. All standing silently on the side of the road, no one spoke, not even the very young children.
The military presence, at least twogenerals,a fist full of colonels, and representatives fromevery branch of the service, plus the color guard who attendedJames, and some who served with him, itwas very impressive and respectful,
but the love and pride from this community who had lost one oftheir own was the most amazing thing I've ever been privileged to witness!
I've attached some pictures, some are blurry (we were moving),but you can get a small idea of what this was like.
These photos are awesome !!
Being a military mother I was very touched by this email that I received from my friend Kathy Munoz this morning. Having never seen this email before, I thought that I would share it with you my blogland friends. I wished we showed our love and support in California in the same way that they do in Tennessee. We can not forget our fallen warriors.