Jacksonville Pays Tribute to Fallen Pilot Scott Speicher
Jacksonville Police Officials and local Firefighters, outfitted in full
dress uniform, blocked West Forsyth Street leading into downtown for 15 minutes this morning as a show of respect for the remains of Naval Pilot Scott Speicher.
Hundreds and maybe thousands lined the street and saluted or placed their hands over their hearts in the utmost sign of admiration and honor for this fallen hero.
Very few fallen Jacksonville residents have ever received such an honor... which is usually reserved for high-ranking dignitaries and U.S. Presidents. Most of the flags in the city along with those in the State Capital have been lowered to half-staff in honor of the price he paid for his country.
Mayor John Peyton and Florida Governor Crist spoke kindly of the fallen war hero as the motorcade approached.
God Bless Scott Speicher and his family.