I found myself at a loss for words today, as I stood within the crowd of our fallen soldier. As I stood there, I noticed how amazing it was, to see so many different types of people uniting together, flags in hand, to show respect for a man who gave his life for us. There seemed to be somewhat of a silence among the large crowd, but the silence was not eerie, but more calming and respectful.
I never had the chance to meet Dale Kridlo, but I felt as if I had. With family and friends outside, paying their respect, I too gathered the same feeling as them. It was sad standing their, but at the same time it made me feel proud. Proud to live in this Country, proud to be an American, and proud to see there are still many people who love this country just as much as I do.