Watch this when you start to forget:

Posted by: ADK

Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/20/08 10:01 PM



http://www.youtube.com/v/ervaMPt4Ha0&autoplay=1

This has received more than 3,000,000 hits on youtube.
Posted by: greg223

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/20/08 10:50 PM

A good one to watch from time to time. Keeps some things in a proper perspective. Excellent post ADK.
Posted by: varmithntr

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/21/08 07:03 AM

Could the mods pin this?
Posted by: redeyeddawg

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/21/08 02:36 PM

Thanks ADK. That really hits home.
Posted by: duxburybuck

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/22/08 07:40 PM

Great video, very touching. Its a great reminder of what the men and women who serve our country are doing for us. I'm very thankful for what they are all doing. My sister is in Iraq right now and everyday I worry. I pray that all who serve stay safe.
Posted by: call-m-all

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/25/08 12:12 AM

now why don't they show that no National TV?
ho I forgot it's the truth and they don't want us to know it
Posted by: getfoxy

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/26/08 08:42 PM

dosent work for me. I really wanted to check it out to.
Posted by: ADK

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/27/08 11:57 AM

I just tried it and it worked fine for me.If you are having a problem with the link you can use the YouTube search feature,it's under 'Remember Me' by Lizzie Palmer.
Posted by: btr568

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 03/23/08 11:09 AM

If that don't choke you up,you ain't human
Posted by: Greg_Meyer

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 03/24/08 10:16 AM

I am an old man now... Served in Vietnam for two tours. Saw enough of that to last several lifetimes. Think I am tough guy, but I cried When I watched that video my heart was leaping out of my chest...

God Bless America and the men and women who serve her and protect us.
Posted by: getfoxy

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 03/24/08 10:53 AM

Quote:

When I watched that video my heart was leaping out of my chest...

God Bless America and the men and women who serve her and protect us.




Ditto on that
Posted by: nut4308

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 04/02/08 10:50 PM

Quote:

If that don't choke you up,you ain't human


+1
Posted by: Abolthunterwssm

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 04/18/08 09:37 AM

very strong video! most don't know what the soldiers go through over there and when they get home... thanks for sharing ADK
Posted by: wolfish

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 04/19/08 09:41 AM

Yes, God bless our troops!
Posted by: AbnDeputy

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 06/08/08 07:11 PM

Nice post ADK..Greg Meyer thank you for your service as well. Its just our turn now. God bless my fellow brothers and sisters in harms way.
Posted by: HWY_MAN

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 08/17/08 09:04 AM

Some times we old soldiers find out we're not as hard and tough as we think we are. It's a good feeling!

Posted by: hideandseek

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 09/14/08 03:57 PM

Thanks ADK, we could all use stuff like that regularly to remind us what "they" the soldiers, go through so "we" can have the freedom to sit here and type on our computer. The freedom to go hunting. The freedom to own a gun. All of the freedoms which we so often take for granted. I did not serve my country as a soldier in the military but at the age of 21 I became a Peace Officer and have protected the citizens of my country for 18 years as best I can. I thank God for the military and sacrifice they make. One of the greatest freedom we have will be in 50 something days. If you are old enough, don't forget to vote.
Posted by: trapper2

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 09/14/08 04:49 PM

i wish more people would watch that
Posted by: archer1953

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 10/04/08 11:06 AM

If that don't get you.....nothin' will
Posted by: falconman

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 10/19/08 08:33 PM

Quote:

Quote:

When I watched that video my heart was leaping out of my chest...

God Bless America and the men and women who serve her and protect us.




Ditto on that



+1 very toutching
Posted by: SalemDawger

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 12/06/08 12:54 AM

Heros all. I teach my 5 year old to be thankful and he gets it, I will never understand people in this country who disrespect our military. What incredible sacrifices they make for US. What a gift. A most respectful thank you to all soldiers.

Thanks for posting
Posted by: frankklan

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 01/17/09 03:04 AM

May God be with all of them.My uncle was in Vietnam,that would prob kill him,"not literally"but just the thought of that place sends him for a loop but when he spills he guts about it i just sit in awe!I dont know how they made it home alive.I think the torture he goes thru every nite when he tries to go to sleep at nite is harder on him because it never ends,especially when he got off that boat.It hurts me to see him in so much pain knowing there are thousands of others suffering all the time and for what???????????????? Are fredom that is what and I thank u all for that!God bless u.
Posted by: pdhunter

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/07/09 08:52 PM

Don't ever forget these men and women regardless of how this current goverment turns out , because these folks are there for you and me , our kids and grand kids not for a
uncareing goverment. God bless ever one of them !
Posted by: crzybowhntr

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 03/18/09 05:06 PM

Makes a grown man drop a tear!!!
Posted by: sendit223

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 04/16/09 12:16 AM

Wow. That really hits it.

Someone long ago suggested to me that when I see a man or woman who is in the armed forces I take the time to thank them for their service to our country. I've been doing it ever since. I think they do appreciate hearing it. I think the video is right. . . they want to know we are behind them.
Posted by: LUCKYDOG

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 08/16/09 09:27 AM

Thanks for posting. God Bless all of our troops!
Posted by: reaganreagan

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 09/29/09 09:47 AM

My uncle got on a plane on Saturday headed back to Afghanistan. He was back in Texas because his wife's father passed away. All I have to say is I have much respect for what he does and all the other troops do for my country.


r2
Posted by: JLJ223

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 12/09/09 09:19 AM

Wow...a very moving video to watch.
Posted by: Gity2

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 12/16/09 11:37 PM

Thanks for posting !! Thanks to all that are serving and to all that have served!! I salute you all!!!
Posted by: alhefner

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 12/24/09 01:47 PM

Very emotional and very much on target. No matter what your political stance.
Posted by: Mi-redsquirrel

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 04/10/10 09:26 AM

It sure makes you stop and think about all that we have. Thanks to the men and women that serve our country.

Thanks for posting.
Posted by: youngdon

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 05/31/10 10:57 AM

Today is a good day to watch this again. Take a moment to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Posted by: youngdon

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 05/31/10 03:01 PM

TTT
Posted by: coyote control

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 09/23/10 08:41 AM

It took 5 min to dry the tears, after seeing the boy or girl by the coffin.

Two times I had to present the "flag" to the widow and believe me it was a tough thing to do. I told my Captain that was enough, just couldn't do it more.

Thanks for putting that up......
Posted by: Rodbender

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 10/29/10 11:20 PM

Had to dry my eyes to see the keyboard.
Prayers to all who are serving.
Thank you to all who have served.
My heart goes out to those who gave all.
For their country and our freedom.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Posted by: NMSONGDOG

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 12/22/10 08:03 PM

i am enlisting in march when i turn 18! vids. like this help remind me why i am going to enlist. it is for all the men and women who have died since our revolution. GOD BLESS EVERY MAN OUR WOMEN WHO HAS EVER LAID THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE OR WHO HAVE DONE THEIR DUTY AS AMERICANS... THANK YOU!!
Posted by: J.J.

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 12/27/10 04:24 PM

Very nice video! I had to share it on Facebook!

My 15 yr old daughter came by the computer while I was watching & asked "are you crying?"
I PROUDLY said yes and showed her why!

Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: 2400

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 01/02/11 11:40 PM

"Watch this when you start to forget"

I will never forget nor will I take you or your deeds for granted. You are always in my heart no matter what I'm doing.

If you're injured I will try to help you heal.

If you don't come home I will celebrate your accomplishments and mourn your death, I will not forget you or our brothers in arms.

Thank you for going into harms way.
Posted by: John in Okla

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/03/11 12:31 PM

Just now watched the video, very, very moving. Like stated in eairler posts, thought I was a tough guy too. Served in Viet Nam, this video brought tears to my eyes. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS. Best to all, John
Posted by: harryheadshot

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/08/11 09:57 PM

NEVER FORGOTTON
Posted by: Fire243man

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/11/11 09:40 PM

My best friend is leaving tomorrow for the 5th time. My father-in-law is a Vietnam vet. Thanks to all who serve. You guys should be on a pedicle for the whole country to admire, really you should!
Posted by: getfoxy

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 02/20/11 11:46 PM

Haven't watched this video in a few years, just decided to watch it again and it's still just a strong as it was the first time I watched it.

Hits home
Posted by: USMC5810

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 09/20/11 11:47 PM

Being one who has been there and done that,
and now as one of those who hopes that no one should ever have to go through it again, as I play with my Grandson, in the back of my mind knowing it will always happen again.
We will always be there, it is our nature.
SEMPER FI
Posted by: Aryan

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 01/05/12 12:05 AM

Great sharing...i never seen this before...
Thanks for sharing this....
Posted by: 243kimber

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 03/24/12 09:24 AM

I never served. I appreciate everyone who has and is serving. The ones that gave the ultimate sacrifice. I come from a military family. My father, 2 brothers and a sister served.
Great video. Very well done.
But I ask myself the big/hard questions. What did 10 million people who died in WW1 get? WW!! ? Germany now is the leader of europe. What did the war in Vietnam accomplish? If everyone in the middle east where evangelical, catholic, or other than muslims, would we feel the same about them? Is the solution that if everyone believed in our god the would be no war? What does that make our god? Their god? Makes me question the basic virtues we hold. Militarily, Politically speaking.
How we treat our vets is abominable. If the deeds we had the accomplish were so virtuous then why are there so many suicides? Drug and alcohol abuse. Mental health issues?
I am all for getting rid of the 'bad guys'. But would they be 'our bad guys' if there wasn't oil in the region? Mineral deposits?
Very hard, possibly unanswerable questions. But they were asked 100 years ago after 10 million people who died in WW1. What was it all for? Was it/ Is it worth the sacrifice?
Is there another way besides war to get what our country needs and wants?
Posted by: seaj

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 04/26/12 08:25 PM

God Bless all who and have served....I am forever grateful
Posted by: BubbaChicken

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 07/30/12 01:01 AM

243 if you think we are there for oil, you miss the entire point of being there. We have more oil HERE than exists there. Stop parroting the liberal line, whether you mean to or not, it is insulting to those who go in when the diplomats fail.

Our military is all volunteer. This means that if they wanted to, they could just not sign up. They know a war is ongoing, and have for a decade now. I know several on their 5th and more tours into the sandpit/armpit of the world. To imply they are there for oil is insulting to them as it is to me, when I was first there.

I did not go for oil, I went because people were getting uppity and cutting off shipping lanes for the world, and because they were shooting at innocents, engaging in piracy, and especially our ally, Kuwait, someone our country pledged to support in time of need by treaty we were honor bound to uphold.

I assume the reason you do not understand this is because history is no longer taught in schools, but by all rights, we were allowed to seize all territory in Iraq the FIRST time over there because they A) lost the war. We did not do so, and in fact brought them closer to real medical facilities, running water, and electricity country-wide than any time in the history of the planet, AFTER the shooting stopped (for the most part stopped anyway, there were idiots still shooting at us on occasion after the fact, but they were mostly from OTHER countries!).

The second time we should have taken over was after Saddam refused to honor more than 14 UN treaty components after the cease-fire and surrender, and by that violation his country was forfeit by law. Again, we let them keep it, but he paid with his life, at the hands of the very people he was oppressing (not by us though, which was our right to take, had we wanted it).

In addition, Iran, Syria, and a host of smaller countries have all sent people into that area to fight against us and set traps to kill us. I don't see any other country sending in as many troops as we have to help that local populace against this foreign invasion, not one. At the same time, all those liberals are screaming at us and calling us things reminiscent of Viet Nam days of liberals using the precise same names (so you can see where those folks now were motivated from), while we try to give a life to the oppressed. Too bad we don't have the same freedoms here that we try to give to others.

The philosophical road of "let's all be friends" only works if everyone else uses it. One day, when you are much more experienced, you will realize that such is not only a dangerous and foolish idea to believe that humans are capable of that, but you will also realize that every time such lunacy has been tried, there was some fool spouting such that took over and oppressed the remainder of the bunch in one way or another.

I don't know where you get your political and social education from, but it is obvious you haven't got a clue as to what we as soldiers went through or are going through today, unless you were serving at some backwater office in the rear echelon with air conditioning and carpet on the floor. I was dirt poor as a kid, and even lived on occasion in a home that had a real dirt floor with a sheet of plywood simply laid on top, and carpet nailed (yes, nailed) down on it. I saw people overseas that did not have that, and they were being lorded over by the very people you are defending, who had palaces that are more plush than the White House or any other building in the United States, regardless of ownership.

You should take a look around before you blame anyone for not being nice to neighbors, because if the poop hits the fan here, you will only WISH for me and mine to come to your aid. Fortunately, we will, because regardless of how you want everyone to just get along, we know it is not realistic to expect, but will toe the line so that you can enjoy the comforts of your delusion.

Just sayin is all.

God bless all whom are and have served, we, vets too, thank you from the bottoms of our souls. Please search in your hearts to excuse those who have no idea what you are going through, and buy into the liberal agenda that says you are in it for the money (of course, I know you will, but please forgive them as well). Amen.
Posted by: BubbaChicken

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 07/30/12 01:02 AM

oh, and 243, yes, ww1 and 2 were worth it, if you ask those freed from the concentration camps.
Posted by: BubbaChicken

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 07/30/12 01:36 AM

I hate to harp on it, but I have been thinking. The numbers of deaths posted here are from ALL sides of the wars stated, not from the US! That means that this is not even a fair argument you are making! It is a fallacy!

The loss of lives to keep the world from becoming a Nazi regime? What is that worth to you? Consider it, ethnic cleansing of the entire world? How many BILLIONS dead? Think about it before you dare ask so simple minded a question if you are going to assert that you are asking a "larger question" in the sake of philosophical superiority. [beeep] yes those deaths are worth it, every last one of them, because they saved billions of people from death and/or slavery. And you should kiss the feet of the vets you meet from each of those conflicts, for the suffering they endured to allow you to dishonor their efforts to keep the world at peace so that you could utter such a statement.
Posted by: wybob

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 03/31/13 12:34 AM

It's been a long while since I've had tears rolling down my cheeks, GOD BLESS THEM ALL

if not for them we would not be.
Posted by: DogAR

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 01/05/14 04:38 PM

An old, fat, former Army NCO just got choked up again...Thanks to all my Brothers and Sisters in Arms!

Remember....Freedom isn't free!
Posted by: sandy hicks

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 03/21/17 10:18 AM

Thanks to all who have served.

243, slide on over to the middle east and see how they live. That is the way muoslime want the world. They branch out and then devide and conquer. I realize that you probably were not taught the real truth in school today by your liberal college professors. Trot down to the local library and read the true accounts of the actual participants in the various wars. Do some research on how things used to be and the way that they are.

Start about 1900 and do a 10 year progression on each continent.
Research the Marines hymn and figure out the meaning behind each place that is mentioned. Our fighting men and women have repeatedly stood up and answered the call to defeat the monsters around the world that have sought to control people through shear fear and oppression.

Hillery thanks you for your vote.
Posted by: ADK

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 12/22/17 09:24 AM

Amen sandy hicks. Another nicely stated post from you. Thanks for pointing out the shortcomings of our educational system today. thumbup
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 12/22/17 10:24 AM

Quote:
I realize that you probably were not taught the real truth in school today by your liberal college professors.


Way to go, Jerry! You sure cut away the chaff and got down to the root of the problem!

Regards,
hm
Posted by: oloutt

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 01/17/18 07:59 AM

great post
Posted by: t185

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 03/17/18 07:02 AM

Link is not working?
Posted by: lockrotor

Re: Watch this when you start to forget: - 03/17/18 06:23 PM

Great job BubbaChicken, sandy hicks. Amen