Proud to be an American

Today, my hometown said good bye to a fallen soldier. I didn't personally know our hometown hero but my heart goes out to his family, friends, and fellow soldiers.
Its my understanding that the military funeral protestors showed up ready to make an extremely tragic and emotional situation worse. Rumor has it they were stopped at city lines by law enforcement. They were told they were welcome in the great town of Monett and in fact several people were out looking for them... and that the entire police force was going to lunch.  The protestors apparently decided Monett was not a town to mess with. Proud to have grown up in Monett, proud to be an American, and proud of our men and women in uniform.
Thank you to the men and women that continue to serve our country and at times are forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.
And as always, I'm very proud of my little brother. After the ceremony, he went to see how he could further serve our country.
love, Teresa