God Bless Every Veteran

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Every one that reads this needs to take the time look at the photos and listen to the song.Just click the link at the bottom of the page thanks.


    Ace


    The elderly parking lot attendant wasn't in a good mood! Neither was Sam Bierstock. It was around 1 a.m., and Bierstock, a Delray Beach, Fla. , eye doctor, business consultant, corporate speaker and musician, was bone tired after appearing at an event. He pulled up in his car, and the parking attendant began to speak. "I took two bullets for this country and look what I'm doing," he said bitterly. At first, Bierstock didn't know what to say to the World War II veteran. But he rolled down his window and told the man, "Really, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you." Then t he old soldier began to cry. "That really got to me," Bierstock says. Cut to today. Bierstock, 58, and John Melnick, 54, of Pompano Beach - a member of Bierstock's band, Dr. Sam and the Managed Care Band - have written a song inspired by that old soldier in the airport parking lot. The mournful "Before You Go" does more than salute those who fought in WWII. It encourages people to go out of their way to thank the aging warriors before they die. "If we had lost that particular war, our whole way of life would have been shot," says Bierstock, who plays harmonica. "The WW II soldiers are now dying at the rate of about 2,000 every day. I thought we needed to thank them." The song is striking a chord. Within four days of Bierstock placing it on the Web ttp://www.managedmusic.com/beforeyougo.html , the song and accompanying photo essay h ave bounced around nine countries, producing tears and heartfelt thanks from veterans, their sons and daughters and grandchildren. "It made me cry," wrote one veteran's son. Another sent an e-mail saying that only after his father consumed several glasses of wine would he discuss "the unspeakable horrors" he and other soldiers had witnessed in places such as Anzio, Iwo Jima, Bataan and Omaha Beach. "I can never thank them enough," the son wrote. "Thank you for thinking about them." Bierstock and Melnick thought about shipping it off to a professional singer, maybe a Lee Greenwood type, but because time was running out for so many veterans, they decided it was best to release it quickly, for free, on the Web. They've sent the song to Sen. John McCain and others in Washington. Already they have been invited to perform it in Houston for a Veterans Day tribute - this after just a few days on the Web. They hope every veteran in America gets a chance to hear it. GOD BLESS every EVERY veteran... and THANK you to those of you veterans who may receive this !
    CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO HEAR THE SONG AND SEE THE PICTURES:
    http://www.managedmusic.com/beforeyougo.html


    Then share it -- and send it to everyone you know!


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  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    for anyone that hasn't sen this video it is a good one worth watching.
     

  3. Darrell

    Darrell New Member

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    Good to see something powerfull. How is your family doing?

    Your freind

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  4. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Good post ,I appriciate for my dad and I 'm sure he would too.
     
  5. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Thanks Darrell for your service to this country. I want to thank you and all our veteran for laying your lifes on the line for all of us.The family doing great thanks.

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  6. KWSMITH

    KWSMITH New Member

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    Being a veteran my self and knowing so many others veterans who will never again be able to see or hear any thing ever again,, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!!!!!
     
  7. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    i want to send a special thanks to all of are soilders over there in the middle east. i think that alot of people forget that there is still a war going on over there. we appriciate everything that you guys do. and a speacil thanks to are veterans. if it weren't for you guys are live would be different. thanks for paving the way.


    God Bless you and your families