Under an overcast sky, hundreds of people lined Route 2 from Annapolis into Edgewater to honor Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Feeks who was killed on August 16th in Afghanistan.
Feeks, 28, was in a helicopter that crashed during a firefight with insurgents.
Feeks body made its way from Dover Air Force Base early this morning and the procession will make its way along route 50 and Route 2 into Edgewater and the George P. Kalas Funeral home. Residents have been encouraged to line up along the route, with flags to honor this American hero.
While you enjoy a day off from your job, remember those who died doing theirs. #RIP Navy SEAL Patrick Feeks. His memorial is today in MD.
— Jummy Olabanji (@JummyNBC) September 3, 2012
Edgewater's youth remembering US Navy SEAL Patrick Feeks. http://t.co/XahhKv7X
— Tracy Sweeney (@TracyMWSweeney) September 3, 2012
A viewing for Feeks will be held on Tuesday.
A funeral service will be at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel in Arlington. Feeks will then be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Welcoming home and showing support for fallen soldier Patrick Feeks USN SEAL http://t.co/Bd7itd9P
— Tommy Passemante (@StreetBikeTommy) September 3, 2012
Unfortunately, the fanfare surrounding Feeks death and homecoming did not escape the radar of the Westboro Baptist Church who plans to picket at his funeral (graphic language) on Wednesday at Arlington.
The WBC is not affiliated with any known Baptist conventions
or associations but is part of Phelps-Chartered Co., the Phelps family’s law
firm. This is a family of lawyers using
this “god hates you” thing to make money. It is time for this scam and the hate
to end. They are NOT what they say they
are! THEY ARE NOT A Church, THIS IS A HATE GROUP!! Westboro Baptist Church spreads its hate through
picketing in our streets, provoking attacks, with abusive language and flag
desecration, attempting to create a confrontation. They go after anything that can get them in
the news. This is a family of lawyers! THEY ARE NOT A CHURCH!
Agreed. They’re nothing but public trolls