I was so moved by this video. So I decided to share it with you along with a few thoughts.
In this video you will witness the grief of a wife and family. And you will learn that, after suffering this heartbreaking loss, at the very time that was set to lay their beloved one to rest, there were those who planned to disrupt those moments and to rob them of the memory of a peaceful, dignified final goodbye.
Click to view image: 'ff7ee86174c1-protestsatmilitaryfuneral.jpg'
And you will hear that the Patriot Guard Riders were there to protect them, and you will hear from some of them about what they do and why they do it.
Click to view image: '71ae284fe730-2258.jpg'
And finally, you will hear that this young man did not "lose" his life. He gave it, willingly, for his brothers-in-arms while serving his country.
Click to view image: '8157c6db3388-l_0232f32dbd2c37478a030bc3141bf19b.jpg'
You can learn more about the Patriot Guard Riders at patriotguard.org. It costs nothing to join them, there are no dues to pay - you don't even have to be a motorcycle rider. They are not political. Their mission is twofold: to show respect, and to protect.
Since this is my first and perhaps only Yoursay, I would like to say thanks to Hayden and the LL staff for providing this forum. I would also like to say a special thanks to all of you who have offered your support and encouragement over the past several years. There are too many of you to name, but you know who you are.
Click to view image: 'a55d4fda91e1-dsc_0026.jpg'
|Liveleak on Facebook|