Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day Tribute Video (2008)

"A family invited him to dinner. He told us, 'I have no idea what it was that we ate, but it was good.' His heart went out to those people. He had us send 300 soccer balls to Iraq for the kids."
—Joel Ailes , father (LATimes: California's 492 war dead, Iraq and Afghanistan)




Memorial Day isn't just barbecues and 4 day weekends. There's a reason why we are able to enjoy such things; and it has to do with those who are willing to serve and sacrice; who risk all to preserve the freedoms we often take for granted.


Previously:
Memorial Day Tribute to Fallen Heroes (2007)

Cross-posted at Flopping Aces

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13 Comments:

Blogger SkyePuppy said...

Beautiful! Good thing I watched this before I put on my makeup.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 8:05:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Another beautiful Memorial Day tribute, WS!

Sunday, May 25, 2008 8:49:00 AM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Thanks for the wonderful video Word. God bless all of our fallen heores from Lexington to Fallujah!

Sunday, May 25, 2008 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Gayle said...

I just returned from Church so I didn't watch this before I put on my makeup, unfortunately! The cartoon also says a lot, Wordsmith. Our problems are indeed small compared with those who protect us.

Here's hoping you are enjoying a wonderul Memorial Day weekend.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger Flag Gazer said...

This is an exceptional tribute. This is the first Memorial Day since my friend, Sgt James Craig, was killed in Iraq, so he is much in my prayers today.

So many - over our history - we are, indeed, fortunate.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Flag Gazer said...

The post was 8/5/05 - refering to your comment on my blog. I found it with the search at the top of blogger.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

flag gazer, thank you!

I began searching without luck. You saved me time, for which I'm grateful.

gayle and skypuppy,

I never wear makeup. (^_^)

Sunday, May 25, 2008 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Tapline said...

This really burns me up...I lost the whole comment......I just got back from placing 11 planters on my departed relatives graves.....The cemetary was covered with flags. The fist time in memory I can say I have seen so many. Is American finally acknowledging the sacrifice that veterans have given that they might remain free....

Sunday, May 25, 2008 6:18:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Thank you for a touching tribute, Word. I've seen lots of flags in yards today and it makes me very happy.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 6:57:00 PM  
Anonymous American Power said...

Have a great holiday, Wordsmith!

Monday, May 26, 2008 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger mormonbradybunchdad said...

Great!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 1:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, could you tell me the name of the song, and singer in the 2007 Memorial Day Tribute. (I could not see it in the credits) Thank you

Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Hmm....this is an odd request since the account I uploaded the vids to has been suspended.

I may re-upload them to another account.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:27:00 PM  

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