Today one of the 13 lost, Maxton Soviak, came home. He is from a town about 30 minutes to the west of me. I didn't know this young man, but my daughter-in-law is from the area and had a few friends that did. Not to mention her husband, my son is a soldier. It had an effect on her.
They started the procession from Cleveland Hopkins airport and drove the 50 minutes to his home town. More and more police and fire rescue joined the procession as it went down the highway. Huge procession of police, fireman, motorcycles, etc. Here in my home town they shut down the road around the corner from me and positioned fire trucks flying huge American flags. Fireman stood on the vehicles overlooking I-80 saluting the young man as he came by. I didn't know what they were closing the road for as I hadn't paid attention to the news and didn't know today was the day they were coming through. Once I figured out what was going on... I'm not going to lie, I balled my eyes out. As a military parent, this is something in the back of your mind and something you NEVER want to have to go through for your child.
For anyone who wants to see the start of this tribute at the airport, here is a facebook video. https://www.facebook.com/Cleveland19News/videos/411961820260061
I posted in this thread shortly after this happened that I was pissed. And didn't have words to say. I'm still pissed. And have been pissed since this pullout started. We are in her arguing about whether this is Biden's fault... or Trump.. or Obama.. The reality is this. You can circle your wagons around a "R" or a "D" but these worthless politicians don't give a crap out you or I. Only themselves and their agendas. So we can continue to argue if the rich old dude that you support is somehow better than the rich old dude that he supports. Just remember that none of these guys lived a day in a typical American's life. And they will all say and do what it takes to get the vote.
I'm sure it's just because I'm being emotional today and all, but damn if for the first time in my life I don't feel proud to be an American. Sorry for the rant. I know it doesn't add much value to this thread.