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Documentary about America's fallen warriors features Lexington soldier

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What happens when a family is notified that their loved one has died overseas?

The experiences and the emotions and the dignified honor given to the fallen men and women are coming to life.

A new documentary, debuting Sunday takes you through the journey from the time a soldier is killed until burial.

Bringing the Fallen Home is the story of America's fallen warriors, their families, and those charged with the solemn responsibility of ensuring dignity and honor to the fallen and care and support to families of the fallen.

The program gives a voice for family members to tell the story of their fallen loved ones, and recollect their experiences at Dover Air Force Base for the solemn dignified transfer of their loved one's remains. More than 20 family members opened up their homes to the filmmakers and told their heartbreaking and heartwarming stories that remind all Americans of the great sacrifices made every day for America's freedom.

The film includes the family of Lexington native 1st Lieutenant Ryan Rawl.

Rawl was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2012.

"I call it horrifically beautiful," Diane Rawl said. "It's horrific to see your child in a flag-draped casket but the ceremony itself was beautiful. I know that the majority of Americans would appreciate seeing this. I think all Americans would benefit from it, learn a lot from it."

Bringing the Fallen Home can be viewed online for free Sunday night until midnight on Monday.

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