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    Today I was moved

    I was asked to be part of the Maryland escort of Lt. Col. Paul Voss’ body from Dover Delaware to his home town in Virginia. He was killed in a airplane crash in Afghanistan several weeks ago. Today was a gray rainy day, which seemed so appropriate. What delighted me on this somber occasion was all the people that lined the side of the highway to pay respects to someone they didn’t know. Every town along the way seemed to turn out with their police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, and just regular folks, to support him on his way home. I was deeply moved by the sight of them all and how, when we all seem so divided at times, we can still pull together at times like this.

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    Out of all the chaos and insanity in the world today, it is easy to forget the the good inside of us. But society sure as hell need to start remembering more often. Rest Easy, Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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      #3
      Found this article about the event. https://mdcoastdispatch.com/2020/02/...of-patriotism/

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        #4
        I bet this was moving indeed. What an honor to be a part of it.

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          #5
          Thanks for sharing, great to hear stories like this. I've observed that, over time without watching/listening to the 24hrs news media outlets, we aren't as divided as they (media types, talking heads, politicians) lead us to believe. Truly, politics are a hot button, but I feel as though my neighbors/community all care for our fellow man, regardless of creed, color, persuasion,etc. It seems, the communities you described are replicating my observation here in Alabama.

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          • Willard
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            Well said.

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          I have taken part in too many of these events, but it is always a somber honor, a duty even, to escort a brother or sister home. Godspeed, Don, and thank you.

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            #7
            Thank you Don.

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              #8
              RIP Lt. Col Voss

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                #9
                Wow. Thank you for the post.

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                  #10
                  Thanks for this posting this story,

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                    #11
                    Thank you for sharing......

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                      #12
                      Thanks for posting this. RIP Lt. Col. Voss. Thanks for you service.

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                        #13
                        Wonderful post. Great to live in the USA!

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