Proud to be an American.
Freedom is not free. Men and women, every day, put themselves in danger to protect us while we enjoy our lives here in America. Thank you, Delta, for taking a moment to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for millions they never knew. May God continue to bless our military families and may God bless America.
From time to time, a group of employees from Delta airlines will gather to greet a plane on the tarmac at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The moment is a somber one as the plane is delivering the remains of a military veteran.
The Delta Honor Guard, a group of volunteers, offer a brief ceremony that honored these heroes.
This video displaying the time, patience, honor and respect they pay to this fallen veteran put a lump in my throat.
Volunteers in blue jumpsuits line up holding flags - including one for each branch of service and an American flag - and dip them to a 45-degree angle as the casket emerges. Afterward, they read a prayer, give the escort a special Delta Honor Guard coin to be passed onto the next of kin, and the casket is transferred to a special flag-painted cart.
As you watch the video, notice the number of people watching from inside the terminal. Most people have no idea Delta even does this. This soldier was a K9 soldier with a dog trained to find IED's (improvised explosive device).
Notice the second, smaller casket is the soldier’s K9 partner. This is a soldier and his dog who died for us. Thank you, Delta, for such a display of respect.
Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the King. 1 Peter 2: 17