Generally, not enough respect is shown to our fallen heroes
WHAT IT SHOULD BE LIKE ALL OVER U K
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.Everyone on the road who was not in the procession,pull Ed over,got outof their cars,and stood 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 thought atfirst 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 an elementary 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;and younger 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 two generals, a fist full of colonels, and representatives fromevery branch of the service, plus the color guard who attendedJames,and some who served with him, was 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 !!