Skip to comments.Delta Airlines Honor Guard - Atlanta, GA
Posted on 07/27/2013 8:36:44 AM PDT by Portcall24
I had no idea that Delta had an Honor Guard. This is impressive on so many levels.
What I meant was it came to me by email. I searched and found nothing.
I’ve seen them in action. VERY impressive.
everyone stayed on our plane while the ceremony was underway.
It was a somber group. I heard a few sniffles.
:: We are losing our best and for nothing.
Absolutely nothing. ::
What hurts me more is ^wha^t we are handing over to the men and women who returned from the ME. They fought, and some died, to advance liberty.
We ask them to come back to a country that advocates absolute fealty to an invasive government.
I hang my head and ask my SIL and grandchildren to be patriots.
wow, thats a powerful video. tearing up.
Man, I got something in my eye.
Not just Delta...
I highly recommend the movie “Taking Chance” starring Kevin Bacon
from above link:
“Based on real-life events, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort officer, accompanies the body of 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming. “
If you teared up watching this short video, you will cry your eyes out watching this movie.
While I am recommending movies that will make us cry, another one is “Memorial Day” with James Cromwell.
“Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud’s complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle’s wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives. ..”
at least, with respect for returning military, we’ve come a long way since Vietnam. No one is spitting on the casket or troops in the airports any more.
As a government, fighting a battle, I regret we’ve regressed back to Vietnam. All politics.
“Anyone want a beer while I’m up?” . . . (as I retreat into the kitchen and let the tears flow)
Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-Ping.
I watched that twice on Memorial Day.
Lots of dust blowing around here all of a sudden—can’t see so well..
I’ve said this before here, but after 22 years as a Naval Aviator, and having been around the planet maybe 10 times, these things just leave me a blubbering mess. Thank you for posting it and thanks to the young Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines for all they do every day, including giving - all.
Way to go, Delta. Glad it is my airline of choice.
Small wonder I’m a DELTA MAN!!!!GOD Bless Delta Airlines!!
Wow, very touching and impressive.
I always fly Delta, and it’s things like this that are the reason. Good people, good service, and priorities.
Yes that is a great movie and I’m glad we fly Delta whenever possible
It’s good to see how Delta has changed for I too have had an experience with the airline.
I was in Atlanta trying to catch a flight to Detroit while on leave. As I was hurrying through the terminal, dressed in Class A’s two Delta stews and a member of the flight crew stopped me and the stew said “Could you hold this?” I said sure and she proceeded to place a cigarette butt in my hand. They all laughed at how funny the joke was on a military member and hurried on. This was in 1970.
I haven’t flown Delta since.
I’m glad that these kids don’t have to suffer the indignity that we Viet Nam era vets did.
Among other things, Delta allows all military in uniform to board with first class.
Then with all due respect, one would assume the fallen is a Marine.
I’m glad to hear that.
I’n not slamming Delta per se. The honor these employees showed the remains of a service member is above reproach. It’s too bad that although the mindset of the public has changed towards the military since Vietnam, the politicians still don’t get it. With the exception of GWB, who I believe truly respects our kids in uniform, the rest have no clue. I have relatives who served in the military and were billeted at the White House during the Clinton years, Hillary showed utter contempt for our men in uniform. To think she could someday become CiC is a travesty.
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