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Every Soldiers Derserves a Hero's Welcome

Offbeat  (tags: americans, culture, death, funerals, honor, soldiers )

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A short but poignant video about one man's journey to remember our soldiers. Larry Eckhardt is an inspiration to all.


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Kit B (276)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 9:31 am

Please watch the short video at Visit Site.

Thursday October 25, 2012, 9:46 am
Brings tears to my eyes. So nice to see people doing things from their heart like this. What a support to the families when they need it most. Thanks Kit.

Barbara K (61)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 2:41 pm
Wow! What an awesome tribute, by an awesome guy. We need more like this hero. What a great tribute to our fallen heroes. Thanks, my friend.

JL A (281)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 5:48 pm
A tribute well-deserved. Thanks for sharing it Kit. I've heard so many VietNam vets speak with pain about their homecomings that I've believed we need to do better. And also in the health and other services those who return(ed) from Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan need. The House failing to fund those services was so disrespectful to all those who served.

Terry V (30)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 6:37 pm
With tears in my eyes, thank you

Rosie Lopez (73)
Friday October 26, 2012, 10:40 am
thank you kit!!!!

Kay M (347)
Friday October 26, 2012, 1:19 pm

. (0)
Friday October 26, 2012, 3:01 pm
Yet, we have a louse of a President who will not honor any soldier who took his or her own life.
At the same time Obama does not see himself as indirectly responsible for soldiers serving 2 and 3 tours of duty in Afghanistan, the country Obama promised we would be out of during his term in office. Instead, he committed American troops there for another 12 years.

Kit B (276)
Friday October 26, 2012, 3:34 pm

Wow! Allan did ya even bother to watch the video? This is not a political story, this a dedication to those who gave their lives for this country. Get over your neo-con self. You had an opportunity here to say something nice or kind about those who gave their all, or the man in this video who spends his time working for the honor of those who died on the battlefield. I'm actually embarrassed for you.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday October 26, 2012, 5:04 pm
Wow, brought tears to my eyes. As the video said, we hope to have no more fallen to do this for, but until that time, this man is a least letting the families and community know, he cares. Thanks for sharing this video Kit.

Indeed Allan, there are just some stories that you need to keep to a higher level, this was one of them.

Kit B (276)
Friday October 26, 2012, 5:09 pm

Brought tears to my eyes as well, and that was why I knew I had to share it. These are the people that give their lives so the rest of us can argue politics, drive to work, play at home with our computers, watch our children grow; teach our grand children, and maybe give a few minutes to remember the price paid for our lives.

Rose Becke (141)
Friday October 26, 2012, 10:50 pm
Tears to my eyes as well Thank you Kit

P A (117)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 12:58 am
That's twice this morning I have been reduced to tears - and before breakfast too(!) What a wonderful tribute to the fallen - utterly amazing! There is a village/small town in the UK that has turned out en masse for every military hearse that has passed through it for ages (it is near an RAF airfield). They keep us safe but most people carry on their self-involved lives and just don't think! Thanks Kit and Dandelion!

Christeen Anderson (300)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 3:06 am
This is fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 3:33 am
Thanks Kit.

wendy webber (28)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 4:02 am
I have been an anti-war supporter for over 40 yrs now.However, I think what this man is doing is meaningful and important because he is "stepping out of self" and honoring those that have died as a result of battle.He brings a community of folks together, in peace, to honor those that fight for it.I think it also drives home the fact that these are real people, with real families and communities that loved them. One of the many reasons war continues is because it is depersonalized as in "body counts" not "people counts". After I went to D.C and saw the Vietnam war memorial, I was shocked, stunned,speechless, and I cried.The design of the sculpture made it look like it could go on into infinity.........It is good that this man is doing this.

Edwin M (346)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 6:09 am
God Bless all those that put themselves in harms way to keep us safe, living in this great Country safe from harm we have a tendency of forgetting the sacrifices others make for us everyday. Thanks Kit

Angelika R (143)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 7:58 am
I am adding my thanks to this heroic "flagman" as well. His unique and so heartfelt action certainly lightens the heavy load on a long way of grief, at least for some 8 miles. Thanks Kit and Sheryl for pointing to it.
Frankly, I had seen this post but purposely avoided the video in fear of tears, maybe I shed too many the past years. Now I remembered the storypost about Alice Walker's "Go to the places that scare you", so I did.
My few tears have dried by now.

Suzanne L (89)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 3:23 pm
TY Kit. He is a wonderful man. It's people like him who make the world a better place. He has gone into debt to do this. Not too many rich folks going out of their way to do things like this.

Darlene W (289)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 3:51 pm
Bless this wonderful man for what he does. So agree with you all who say how much his actions aid them during their time of grief. Thank you Kit and Sheryl for sharing this. Blessings to all.

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Sunday October 28, 2012, 4:41 am

Victoria P (110)
Monday November 5, 2012, 8:03 am's hard to know what to say sometimes

. (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:55 pm
A heartfelt thank you Kit and Sheryl for the fwd.
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