Sgt. Ryan Baumann's Funeral / by Justin Merriman

I am so honored to have been able to attend Sgt. Ryan Baumann's funeral this past weekend and to have the opportunity to meet so many of his fellow soldiers, friends and family members. These are a few photos from the last few days. I hope to update this posting in the coming days, but wanted to post a few photos to share with everyone. To Lauren, Bob, Cindy, Gary, Christina, and everyone else who welcomed me and treated me so great I thank you for allowing me to be part of everything. Meeting all of you I can see how Ryan became and was such a great person. Seeing the thousands of people who lined the roads waving flags, saluting and holding signs, he not only died a hero but reminded all of us about what patriotism means and what our country is all about. As I drove along in the funeral procession to Arlington National Cemetery and watched mile after mile of people, I was so proud to be an American and I thank Ryan for that.