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Delta Airlines Honor Guard - Atlanta, GA
Email to Me ^ | 13 Feb 13

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.


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: deltahonorguard

1 posted on 07/27/2013 8:36:44 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Portcall24

What I meant was it came to me by email. I searched and found nothing.


2 posted on 07/27/2013 8:38:54 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Portcall24

Very touching.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 8:44:40 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Liberals' first line of defense is emotion...the fall back position is specious reasoning.)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 8:50:53 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in governm<p>ent. If any were, business would hire them f)
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To: Portcall24
Makes me tear up.
We are losing our best and for nothing.
Absolutely nothing.
5 posted on 07/27/2013 8:51:38 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Tupelo

:: 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.


6 posted on 07/27/2013 8:58:32 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Portcall24

wow, thats a powerful video. tearing up.


7 posted on 07/27/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: All

Man, I got something in my eye.


8 posted on 07/27/2013 9:26:02 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Portcall24

Not just Delta...

I highly recommend the movie “Taking Chance” starring Kevin Bacon
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1019454/

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.


9 posted on 07/27/2013 9:35:30 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: beebuster2000

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Delta+Airlines+Honor+Guard+-+Atlanta%2c+GA&view=detail&mid=E0304AAE1D046FC2AE50E0304AAE1D046FC2AE50&first=0&FORM=NVPFVR


10 posted on 07/27/2013 9:38:20 AM PDT by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: beebuster2000

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Delta+Airlines+Honor+Guard+-+Atlanta%2c+GA&view=detail&mid=E0304AAE1D046FC2AE50E0304AAE1D046FC2AE50&first=0&FORM=NVPFVR


11 posted on 07/27/2013 9:38:40 AM PDT by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: Portcall24

While I am recommending movies that will make us cry, another one is “Memorial Day” with James Cromwell.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1694118/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

“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. ..”


12 posted on 07/27/2013 9:41:50 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Portcall24

Only Marines Touched That Casket


13 posted on 07/27/2013 9:43:56 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Portcall24

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.


14 posted on 07/27/2013 9:53:40 AM PDT by llevrok (The American dream is but a catnap today.)
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To: Turbo Pig

“Anyone want a beer while I’m up?” . . . (as I retreat into the kitchen and let the tears flow)


15 posted on 07/27/2013 9:56:31 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Portcall24; snippy_about_it; bentfeather; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; Valin; alfa6; ...

Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-Ping.


16 posted on 07/27/2013 10:02:00 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (No one expects the Sephardic Invitation!)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I watched that twice on Memorial Day.


17 posted on 07/27/2013 10:03:47 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: Portcall24
Delta Honor Guard
18 posted on 07/27/2013 10:09:17 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: Portcall24

Wonderful tribute.

Lots of dust blowing around here all of a sudden—can’t see so well..


19 posted on 07/27/2013 10:09:25 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Portcall24

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.


20 posted on 07/27/2013 10:13:21 AM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Portcall24

Way to go, Delta. Glad it is my airline of choice.


21 posted on 07/27/2013 10:22:51 AM PDT by alphadoggie
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To: Portcall24

Small wonder I’m a DELTA MAN!!!!GOD Bless Delta Airlines!!


22 posted on 07/27/2013 10:35:47 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Portcall24

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.


23 posted on 07/27/2013 12:38:02 PM PDT by livius
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Yes that is a great movie and I’m glad we fly Delta whenever possible


24 posted on 07/27/2013 1:23:32 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: LS

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.


25 posted on 07/27/2013 2:52:32 PM PDT by offduty
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To: offduty

Among other things, Delta allows all military in uniform to board with first class.


26 posted on 07/27/2013 6:14:12 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: COBOL2Java

Then with all due respect, one would assume the fallen is a Marine.


27 posted on 07/28/2013 3:50:25 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: LS

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.


28 posted on 07/28/2013 6:18:33 AM PDT by offduty
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