"These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation
who has a long history of patriotism and honor -
and a nation who has fought many battles
to keep our country free from threats of terror."

-- Michael N. Castle

Monday, June 11, 2007

Connecticut Mourns...

My home state passed a law this week - and fast-tracked it in order to ensure that a local Hero would be honored without the disruption of Westboro Baptist Church. The nitwits from Westboro were a no-show, thank goodness. The PGR was present to honor 1st Lt. Keith Heidman, and my state showed that it can come together to pay tribute to its Heroes, and to ensure that they are honored in the manner they deserve:

NORWICH, Conn. -- Connecticut mourned U.S. Army 1st Lt. Keith Heidtman on Friday after his helicopter was shot down in Iraq on Memorial Day.

The 24-year-old's funeral began at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Cathedral after crews set up flags around the cathedral and police closed streets. Channel 3 Eyewitness News reporter Jessica Schneider reported mourners left the cathedral shortly before noon. The ceremony lasted for about an hour and a half.

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