In every community in America, mailmen and women endure the elements to ensure we get our parcels six days out of the week. It’s a thankless job, and it’s one that isn’t made any easier by having to deal with loads of traffic and impatient people everywhere. But despite the difficulty of his job, one postman showed us the meaning of dedication not only to his job, but to the country he’s proudly serving.
Last week, a Florida woman was out around town in Pensacola during some rather heavy rain when she spotted something that moved her so deeply, she decided to take a picture of it. Carole Chase-Draughan then posted the image to her Facebook profile, where it’s since gone viral with nearly 30,000 shares.
So what was the image? Check it out below:
As you can see, she snapped a photo of your typical postman standing out in the rain next to his truck. But while the image may seem rather ordinary, once you learn the context, it’s actually quite extraordinary.
Apparently, there was quite the important event taking place right in front of him.
The Facebook post explained:
Whoever this wonderfully patriotic postman is, I would love to just thank him for his respect, during the steady rain on Wednesday afternoon as the funeral motorcade for my WWII Veteran father passed him. This is what Respect looks like!
That’s pretty cool, right? It turns out, the man in the picture was later identified as Glenn Corbett, a Pensacola resident who’s been with the Post Office for quite some time, and he sure knows how to pay his respects.
It’s people like him that bring us hope that patriotism and love for country isn’t lost, since he obviously knows what it means to honor those who proudly served our nation. If you enjoyed hearing about Glenn’s touching tribute to a fallen hero, make sure you share it with your friends and family so they too can enjoy Glenn’s truly remarkable gesture.