Worth Watching

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  1. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    (MRR) JOHN Asked me to post this for him plase give him the reps if you give any.


    If you would try putting this up for me I sure would appericate it .This is for all Military (Past and Present) .My brothr-in-law sent it to me and I know we have a lot of Veterns in the Boc and I guess this is a way I can thank them all for what they have done. God Bless.
    (MRR) JOHN






    >Subject: Fw: Worth watching....
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    >TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS THEN OPEN THE LINK
    AT THE BOTTOM.
    >IT IS SPECIAL!
    >
    > 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 wan t to thank
    you."
    > Then the 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, the song and accompanying
    photo essay have 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
     
  2. Georgiajack

    Georgiajack New Member

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    Thanks for the post. Jack.
     

  3. Fry Guy

    Fry Guy New Member

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    Good post, thanks for sharing.
     
  4. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Jack thank you very much for posting this excellent tribute to our veterans.