Lack of Respect

Sat, 09/26/2009 - 10:44pm
By: momofpeach

While running an errand today and very late I was stopped in traffic going towards PTC. A few minutes later I found out why, It was for the funeral procession of a fallen soldier and it was a long one. While waiting, I was being honked at by a lady behind me, obviously I could not move because the Police had us stopped. I'm just disgusted by the lack of respect some drivers had today. Was it because they had to wait 10 minutes until the funeral line passed? People Please, regardless of your views of the war... this was a human being, a father a son who lost his life and poor you had to wait for a brief minute. Life is too short, obviously a view probably felt by this poor man's family. Take some time to stop and smell the roses and stop for once thinking about you. Thank you to the family and your sacrifice, I apologize for these people's rude behavior. Even though I did not know them I am so embarrassed.
To all of the people that paid their respects thank you and thank you to the Freedom Riders. May this young man RIP.

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Submitted by NoBama on Sun, 09/27/2009 - 5:50pm.

I was in that procession. Most of the bikers were not from our area. I was embarrassed by the lack of folks out to pay respects to this fallen soldier. He was a green beret. He was the BEST our county has to offer and he died for us. Sgt. McCloskey is my hero. I wish more people in our community felt the same.

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Submitted by Tug13 on Mon, 09/28/2009 - 9:10am.

We stopped to eat lunch at a restaurant in PTC Saturday after the funeral procession of Sgt. McCloskey. I noticed a man & woman with Patriot Guard jackets on, the man was talking to the Hostess. I walked over to the woman and told her how much I appreciate what they do for our soldiers. I told her how it touches my heart to watch them ride by escorting our soldiers.

She proceeded to tell me several things, among them...her husband is a Vietnam Veteran and they are honored to escort our soldiers. They were here for Sgt. Beale, Sgt. Battle, and Sgt. McCloskey. She told me they were from Prattville (sp?) Alabama.

When her husband came over I told him how much I appreciate what they do and thanked him for his service. I thought I saw tears in his eyes as he reached out and gave me a big hug and THANKED ME! For once in my life I was speechless.

The Patriot Guard Rider's Motto is... Standing For Those Who Stood For Us.
All of us should remember that.


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