This is Not Michael Jackson's Parade

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Every American should see this video. Please email and forward this to all your friends.

I've been feeling a great sadness because the death of Michael Jackson has been the headline on every news program for days and days. It doesn't matter if you are a fan or not, one would think that singing rock music and dancing is the most important thing going on in the entire world.

Give the man his due and let's move on folks. Are we just using his death as an easy escape from the REAL world tragedies? What does it really mean to you and me who gets the children or how much money is left or who the children's parents are?

Is this REALLY the most important thing we should be hearing about constantly?

Today after I posted a blog about my Patriotism, a good friend sent me an email with a video link that has moved me in a way that no pop star could ever move me.

Several weeks ago 3 GAARNG members were killed in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. This video is of the funeral procession of Staff Sargent John Beale, KIA.

He was the first Soldier in Henry County Georgia to be killed in action.

June 11, 2009 they brought his body back and had a caravan from Peachtree City to McDonough, GA.

                 Please watch this video   A REAL AMERICAN HERO   and remember why we are able to

celebrate our freedom.


Freedom isn't Free.

Only 2 People have ever died for you,

Jesus Christ for your soul and

the American Soldier for your freedom.

God Bless America!

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Gordon Sloan
Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate

Kimberly, I'm with you.

I can't remember a 4th of July that was so significant.

Jul 02, 2009 08:42 AM #1
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Kimberly, I have to come back and watch that video later but I agree. Lets look at the things that mean something to our lives. Give Mr. Jackson his due, but move on! Our news just chews and chews and chews the same old crap over and over again. Even a cow swallows her cud when she is finished with it.

Jul 02, 2009 08:46 AM #2
Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt

Kimberly, Thanks for sharing - I of course watch the full video. Tears streaming down my face. When Taps started to play my heart just broke. I agree with what you have said. These are the true American Icons - all the men and women of the military past, present and future. We as a country need to get our priorities straight.

Jul 02, 2009 08:51 AM #3

What a parade!  These are the true American heroes in my book.  As I watch this video I think of my own 18 year old son (only child) who is preparing to serve this great country and protect our precious freedoms.  He will be leaving for Marine boot camp Sept. 14th 2009.  It is truly a sacrifice for one to offer his or her own life to protect the freedoms of millions.  I am very proud of my son.  I'm positive that the Beale family feels the same.  Pray for our troops.  GOD BLESS AMERICA!

JoAnn Srein

Jul 02, 2009 09:26 AM #4
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Kimberly-what an amazing and terribly sad video.  It is very hard to watch but at the same time the turn out is very heart warming.  It is good to see how many came out to show their support to this family in their time of tragedy and sorrow.   My heart goes out to this family and to all who have lost loved ones and still have loved ones in the military.  Every day is a trial and I don't know how they manage.  May an end to these wars come quickly and bring everyone back home safely.

Jul 02, 2009 10:41 AM #5
Kimberly Luna
Panama City Beach, FL

Corie..I can't even begin to explain the significance I feel.

Andrea...I love that, I'm going to use that one.

Jo..I cried too, I had to watch it 3 times. good childhood friend, I can't even imagine how frightened and proud you must be. I'll be keeping him in my prayers.

Debra....I do wonder who coordinated that parade. Whoever it was, they did a great job!

Thanks everyone for the comments. Share that link with your friends.  I wish everyone could see it.

Jul 03, 2009 12:15 PM #6
Chris Hill
Century 21 New Millennium - California, MD
Your Southern Maryland Real Estate Professional

Kimberly, I have recently been checking back into ActiveRain, and I noticed that I had subscribed to your blog previously and couldnt recall why. Well after this post i know... THis was a very touching and inspirational video, and it is hard to not put things into perspective after a post like that. Today's economic challenges are far less important then so many others challenges. Thank you so much for your post.

Jul 29, 2009 12:07 AM #7
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