War? . . . what war?
by Andy Adams on July 21, 2009 at 4:52 PM
Does it seem like we are still at war? You wouldn't think so listening to our President or most of the mainstream media.
Yet, Americans know we're still at war. Consider the video posted below as proof.
Powerline posted this yesterday and it is incredible for its simplicity and symbolism. You can bet the people who came to see Sgt. John Beale's victory ride home have not forgotten we are a nation at war.
Here is a description of what is in the video from a Powerline reader:
Killed in action the week before, 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. This was filmed during the procession by a State Trooper.
I was tempted to offer additional commentary, but I think the video stands by itself. I don't know the views of John Beale, or his neighbors who turned out to support him, so I can't purport to speak for them by attempting to connect this video to a larger statement on the current state of American politics or culture -- I'll save it for another time. I am, however, immeasurably proud of them.
What a beautiful testament to the sacrifice of Sgt. Beale. May God bless him and his family.