Staff Sergeant John Beale was killed in Afghanistan in June, 2009. Approximately one week later, on June 11, 2009, his body arrived home. A notice was posted in newspapers in small town Georgia to tell of his homecoming.
Take a look at Smalltown, USA, welcoming home their hero without being told to do so.
In Southern America and most small towns across the country, people still stop their vehicles in the opposite lane out of respect for a funeral procession.
Share this emotional ride in the motorcade and see how the non-elite people from flyover country respect and love their heroes.
Staff Sergeant Beale, may you rest in peace and may your family be comforted for what you were to them and what you did to keep us free.
We will never forget what you did and what your brothers in arms are doing for this country. May it not be in vain.