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.
On 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.