Friday, August 05, 2005

Pro-USA Patriotic Post of the Day

Below is an excerpt from an email by Vlcki Pierce describing the events that happened in Comfort, Texas after the funeral of her nephew James who died serving in Iraq in 2003. The pictures that follow were taken by her 17-year-old daughter Amy:

When we turned off the highway suddenly there were teenage boys along both sides of the street about every 20 feet or so, all holding large American flags on long flag poles, and again with their hands on their hearts. We thought at first it was the Boy Scouts or 4H club or something, but it continued .... for two and a half miles. Hundreds of young people, standing silently on the side of the road with flags. At one point we passed an elementary school, and all the children were outside, shoulder to shoulder holding flags kindergartners, handicapped, teachers, staff, everyone. Some held signs of love and support. Then came teenage girls and younger boys, all holding flags. Then adults. Then families. All standing silently on the side of the road. No one spoke, not even the very young children.

Absolutely amazing.

Vicki has also set up a memorial page with more pictures and information on James.

This is the soul of our country. America may be maligned in the press and in certain elitist circles, but it will never be maligned on this website. Rest in peace, James, and thank you for serving your country.

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