Honoring a Fallen Soldier and His K-9


In a video that continues to make its rounds across the internet, the Delta Airlines Honor Guard remembered a fallen soldier and his K-9 in a brief ceremony as the soldier was brought home.

The event took place took place on February 13, 2013, but has recently spread in viral fashion across the internet in 2015.

A friend of mine, who is a pilot for Delta, told me on Sunday that Delta has been doing these types of things for well over a decade to honor our fallen.

Trending: Wisconsin: Muslim Migrant Mother Of 7 Plotted To Poison Reservoir With Ricin - Recruited For ISIS

take our poll - story continues below

Should incarcerated criminals have the right to vote?

  • Should incarcerated criminals have the right to vote?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Freedom Outpost updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

"I've even made the announcement as we would land that we were carrying a fallen soldier," he told me. "Often, I'll call for a moment of silence and let people know they can either exit the plane or wait and watch as the soldier's body is removed."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that this events began with employee volunteers in 2005. They took it upon themselves to make sure the fallen soldiers were treated with respect.

"I still get nervous every time I do one," said Delta employee Brian McConnell in 2010. "I have to catch my breath."

"I came from a family of servicemen. My father and uncles all served and my eldest son today continues his active duty service in the United States Air Force," McConnell said in a Delta report about the ceremonies. "I have never had the honor of service but this is my way of serving and my way preserving the dignity and honor of those who have served."

This particular event took place at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.

You can see the people even in the terminal who are watching through the window as both the soldier and his dog are removed and loaded for their final destination.

These who give their lives should remind us of the Lord Jesus Christ who willingly and knowingly gave His life so that sinners might not face the wrath of God, but might obtain eternal life through Him. It is the King of kings who is able to wash sinners clean, empower them to obey God and grant them true freedom to do what is right.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. –John 15:13

Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.

You Might Like
Previous Another Liberal Professor Calls for Hate Crime Punishment against Those Flying the Confederate Flag
Next Mass Abductions and Murders of Christian Pastors Are Happening Throughout the World

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.