Newsworthy doesn’t always make the news

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We live in the land of the free, only because of the brave.

Petty Office 2nd Class Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for jumping on a grenade in Iraq — giving his life to save his fellow Seals.

During Mike Monsoor’s funeral in San Diego, as his casket was being moved from the hearse to the grave site at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, Seals were lined up on both sides of the pallbearers route — forming a column of two’s with the casket moving up the center.

It was observed that as Monsoor’s casket passed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident from his uniform, slapped it down embedding the Trident in the wooden casket. The slaps were audible from across the cemetery. By the time the casket arrived grave side, it looked as though it had a gold inlay from all the Tridents pinned to it.

This was a fitting send-off for a true warrior hero.

This should be front-page news instead of the crap we see and hear every day in media sources across the nation.

Because, in many cases, the mainstream media doesn’t consider this type of “news” to be “newsworthy”, I choose to “make it news” by editorializing the event as it was shared with me.

I am damn proud of our military. You can rest assured that these fine men and women continue to serve and protect us, whether or not their story is told on the 6:00 news.

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