Airline baggage handlers don’t have a great reputation, do they? The only time we really see or hear about them is when they’re mishandling, smashing up or losing our suitcases. But the ones we have for you here are wonderfully respectable. You’re going to love this.
The action takes place at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The baggage handlers deserving our admiration? The Delta Honor Guard. Why do they deserve a salute? Well, the wonderfully sensitive and loving way they deal with the soldier dogs that have lost their lives in battle. Their coffins come home on their planes, but aren’t treated like usual cargo – they’re respectfully dealt with…
Did you know?
Soldier dogs play a very important role in a lot of military activities. The US Navy SEALS that carried out the mission which saw Osama bin Laden get killed, Operation Neptune Spear, used a dog. A Belgian Shepherd Dog, to be precise.