OVERHEARD ON THE WEB: Airport Memorial
After the tragic news of a Black Hawk helicopter crashing Wednesday, residents in Destin began to assemble an impromptu memorial along the fence at the Destin Airport where the helicopters had taken off from prior to the accident. The post drew plenty of condolences. Here’s what some of our Facebook friends had to say.
Jessica Nelson: God bless all of their families. May each of them rest in peace for their sacrifice to our country.
Connie Spruell: Thank you for doing that putting the flags up to honor the soldiers, God Bless Them And Their
Steve Russell: Freedom never comes cheap. Much love to these soldiers and their families....
Kellie Smith Blumenthal: My heart hurts for them. What an awful thing to happen. Prayers for their families!!!
Alexis Charmaine S. Andrews: What a tragedy! My heart aches for the families of the fallen soldiers who were on a routine training mission of just one week away from home. Especially when it happens in a place most residents call "Paradise."
Mike Lewis Jml: Such a tragic occurrence. Way to be respectful Americans, Destin locals. Proud to count myself a member of this thoughtful community! God bless the U.S.A.
Rishay Oliver: So tragic and to be so close. Praying for peace for the families.
Debbie McNamara Curtis: Prayers for peace for the families and friends of our fallen hero's. All military members are heros in my eyes.
Kenny Schulz: Loss of brothers and sister Vets always breaks my heart...
Gretchen North Knight: So very sad. Prayers for the fallen hero's and their families. God will protect them now...
Terri Chandler Russell: Prayers for the fallen Heroes and their families.
Susan Sawicki Buckley: Rest in peace to all who died. God bless the families they left behind. Amen
Maria S. De Souza: May the grace of God bless the families with strength, through out this moment of grief. Amen.
Barbara Hessler: What can one say at a time like this.
Rick N Karen Stadler :Rest in peace, to my fellow military comrades. Your Coast Guard brothers and sisters wish your families peace.
Sandra Frierson: May they be resting in the arms of Jesus. RIP.
Susan Menard Richard: Beautiful & May God Wrap His Arms Around Each & Every Family Member Of These Soldiers.
Tanya Floyd: My prayers and tears go out to their families. Thank you so much for your courageous and selfless loved ones! They will never be forgotten!
Ginny Moser: Blackhawk helicopter down. So tragic. Our soldiers put their lives at risk daily even during training missions such as this one was such a mission. A reminder to all of us Freedom is not free! Many pay a high price. God bless them & their families.