Angel Flight- by Radney Foster Videos for Engineers
"Angel Flight" is the unofficial designation given to aircraft transporting fallen military members back to the
USA for burial. Country songwriter/singer Radney Foster
came up with a piece by that title. The video presented here is not the one posted on his site as the "official"
version; this one is a remix that has the words superimposed (and there is no advertisement in it - yet). We're
fast approaching Independence Day here in America and it seems a lot of people have lost an appreciation for the
sacrifices of our forebears. This, among many others, is a fitting tribute to present-day servicemen.
May 10th of this year, Melanie and I attended a my Uncle Rick Blattenberger's burial ceremony at
Arlington National Cemetery. He was buried with
full military honors for service in Vietnam (two Purple Hearts). The snappy flag folding over the casket and
presentation to next of kin (my Aunt Bonnie) is an event to behold.