I am beyond blessed to be a part of this wonderful community ! This small town we live in isn't quite so small anymore but we have maintained the closeness and feel as well!
Monday was a sad reminder of this War that is going on. How many times have I heard on the news about the story of a Fallen Soldier?
Today ~ we honored one of our own.
SPC ANDREW LOONEY served and fought for our Freedom and sadly, He was killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber. For some horrible reason we were notified of a church who would be protesting AT HIS FUNERAL. ( Here is the HORRIBLE flyer notifying people to protest.)
We were not going to allow these mean spirited people this opportunity!!! NO WAY NO HOW!
People lined 2 of our major Intersections wearing RED, WHITE AND BLUE and everyone carried a Flag. It was as if September 11 had happened all over again. Some came in their Military Uniforms, Veterans were there and passing out flags to all, Moms, Dads and children lined the streets! All came to tell this Family "Thank you and we are praying for you!" Some of the local businesses put up messages for all to see and letting his family know We are Family!
It was sooo overwhelming to see the sea of Flags flying in each hand until you couldn't see any further and then to FEEL the LOVE in the ATMOSPHERE....It was such a beautiful and solemn experience. It truly shows that in ALL things God works things for Good!
God bless this family and SPC Andrew Looney ~ "Thank you for fighting for MY Freedom"