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I received this on my MySpace Page from a friend of mine and former neighbor. He was previously a contract worker in Iraq for about 2 years. Great guy and I wanted to share this with you. Now I dont know if any of you have already seen it or if there is any real truth behind it but it sure is a good read. Makes one very proud of the soliders and respect they have for America. Thanks to all that are servicing abroad. You have my upmost respect.

For those who are unaware, the National Anthem is played before every
movie /in military theatres /in the U.S. and abroad.

From a Chaplain in Iraq:

I recently attended a showing of "Superman 3," here at LSA Anaconda.

We have a large auditorium we use for movies, as well as memorial
services and other large gatherings.

As is the custom back in the States, we stood and snapped to
attention when the National Anthem began before the main feature.

All was going as planned until about three-quarters of the way
through The National Anthem - the music stopped.

Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds
back in the States?

I imagine there would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few rude
comments; and everyone would sit down and call for a movie. Of course, that is, if they had stood for the National Anthem in the first place.

Here, the 1,000 Soldiers continued to stand at attention, eyes fixed

The music began again.

The Soldiers continued to quietly stand at
attention. And again, at the same point, the music stopped.

What would you expect to happen?

Even here I would imagine laughter, as everyone finally sat down and
expected the movie to start.

But here, you could have heard a pin drop.

Every Soldier continued to
stand at attention.

Suddenly there was a lone voice, then a dozen, and
quickly the room was filled with the voices of a thousand soldiers,
finishing where the recording left off:

"And the rockets red glare, The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night That our flag was still there.

Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free And the home of the brave?"

It was the most inspiring moment I have had here in Iraq.

I wanted you to know what kind of soldiers are serving you here.

Remember them as they fight for you!

Pass this along as a reminder to others to be ever in prayer for
all our soldiers serving us here at home and abroad.

For many have
already paid the ultimate price....

Written by Chaplain Jim Higgins on 5/14/07 LSA Anaconda is at the
Balad Airport in Iraq, north of Baghdad.


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Thank you Amy. Every morning on my way to work I see Giant American Flags waving, courtesy of Rebel Oil Company of Nevada. When I get off the freeway there are always 2, one on each side of the highway, one to my left and one to my right. Every morning I salute them. Thanks.

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Thanks for the post..... "thats what being an American is all about..." todays youth do not have that feeling.....SAD....

Bayrunner Ray

Ya pretty bad when a presidential candidate wont even put his hand on his heart, thats because he dont have one. WHO WAS THAT YOU ASK "OBAMA". I call it like it is. "OZZY FOR PRESIDENT"

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It warms my whole being ,Just knowing that there are still God fearing ,Patriotic americans out there . Thanks Amy!!
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