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Monday, August 27, 2012


The body of a Navy Seal, killed in Afghanistan earlier this month, arrived home to Grand Rapids Monday.
My husband, along with his friend Bob, joined hundreds of motorcyclists in procession to escort his body from the Gerald Ford Airport to his hometown several miles away.
There were thousands of people along the motor route showing their respect to one of our nation's heroes.
School children, factory workers, young and old, emptied their buildings as the motorcade slowly rolled down the streets of Grand Rapids.  Many saluting, many holding American flags, all paying their respect.

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The Patriot Guard Riders......a moving experience.  I was proud of my husband for taking the time to pay his respect to this fine young man.


  1. It makes me feel sad for his death yet proud and thankful for his service. We must sing with pride and thanksgiving . . .

    God bless America,
    Land that I love,
    Stand beside her and guide her
    Thru the night with a light from above;

    Thanks Richard for showing Honor and Respect.

  2. “We trust that families and friends of America’s 2,000-or-so Afghanistan casualties — along with the families of the 81,500 U.S. troops still there — haven’t forgotten about the daily dangers faced by Americans fighting a war that started following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.” ~ Anniston Star - The fallen 2 000 The U S ’s death toll in Afghanistan shouldn’t be forgotten

    Thank you both.

  3. I agree. We need to respect and salute those who paid the greatest price.

    I wish there was some way to do the same for those who survive, return, but have injuries we cannot readily see.

    War is such a waste - unavoidable at time - but a waste regardless.