A Hero's Welcome

A Hero's Welcome

My friend & I went to the ramp of 474 & Rt 29 this afternoon to show our respect for LCPL RJ Newton of Creve Coeur, IL. Creve Coeur was lined in flags. So many people pulled over on the side of the road. Some with flags, some with just their hands over their hearts. The Patriot Riders led the procession & it was very overwhelming. The hearse passed under a very large flag draped by the EP Fire Dept. over the 474 Overpass. We then went down to Dieter's Funeral Home in EP and another overwhelming sight of the phenomenal turnout of supporters to show respect and show sympathy for LCPL Newton & his family. A 21 year old fought for his country & died for his country. Very thankful, proud, and profoundly sad today. Welcome home LCPL Newton, may you rest in peace & know that we appreciate your service & are saddened by your death.

This story is inappropriate and should be flagged for moderation. Please choose from one of the following options:

You have indicated this comment should be removed.


The comment has been submitted for review. Thank you .

April Flowers says ... on Friday, Sep 3 at 2:59 PM

most beautiful acts of patriotism I have ever seen. May he rest in peace.

April Flowers says ... on Friday, Sep 3 at 2:58 PM

I was also very overwhelmed by it all. I didn't know the funeral was today and was stopped when I saw procession. I stopped and just started smiling and crying my eyes out. Very happy to see so many people out to show their support. One of the

mindy atherton says ... on Wednesday, Sep 1 at 8:10 PM

very beautiful and loving

Add a comment


Comment: 250 Characters Left

WEEK News 25 and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.