Tuesday, July 14, 2009


What does it mean to honor someone? According to Webster's it is:

1 a: to regard or treat with honor or respect b: to confer honor on2 a: to live up to or fulfill the terms of b: to accept as payment 3: to salute with a bow in square dancing

In America, we honor many worthless things. We honor rock stars, movie stars, good food, entertainment, days off, vacations, holidays, cars, technology and more. Rarely do we even have the opportunity to really honor someone or something worth any real recognition.

I am proud to say that on July 11th, while most of the world was recovering from honoring Michael Jackson, thousands of Georgians honored a 39 year old fallen soldier who had died in the line of service on July 4th. The world hardly heard of his sacrificial death because of all the other media attention given to other more famous individuals, but he's worthy of the attention these GA folks gave him.

Below is a video link to the tribute of this fallen soldier. I urge you to gather your children around the computer, get your spouse, email it to your friends. We have spent hours upon hours honoring less worthy individuals, take time to honor this soldiers life by watching, giving thanks and remembering the sacrifice many have made for our freedom. Watch is all. Listen to the music. Watch the people. Explain to your children what a privilege it is to live in our nation.



Anonymous said...

Though this video is only 10-12 minutes long, the ride from Falcon Field to McDonough in a motorcade is at least an hour, maybe even an hour and a half. From what I hear, even in the remote areas people lined the roads, even just one or two in front of their homes. As incredibly moving of a display of appreciation it was, it came nowhere close to the sacrifice this man made or to the grief his family now suffers. Jan, Mom (Nancy) and myself were standing roadside in front of the Target shopping center near I-75 and Jonesboro Rd.

Kathy said...

Gina, the time it took to watch it was more than worth it. Thank you so much for posting this. May our Father in Heaven be near and dear to his family today.