A was able to come home last night and leave this morning for the visitation os SPC Jonathan D. Menke, 22, of Madison, Indiana.
He said on the way into the city there were people lined up for 2 miles to pay respect to SPC Menke. He said that they picked up fire trucks and other uniformed services vehicles in the cities through which they passed. A also talked about the Patriot Guard Riders. We both knew about them, but had never seen them in person. You should check their website out if you get a chance. They're pretty freaking awesome.
Here are a few links if you're interested in learning about more about SPC Menke. The visitation is today from 4-8 and the funeral is tomorrow, August 14th. Please continue to pray for this family and all those affected.
To express condolences to the Menke family visit here.