WWll Vets and all Veterans Thank You !!!!

WWll Vets and all Veterans Thank You !!!!

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    WWll Vets and all Veterans Thank You !!!!

    Please read to the end and then click on the website -- this is fabulous!

    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 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 w e 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 p erform 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 !


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    Great story and great song. My father still can hardly talk about WWII but was there when they liberated one of the death camps. He said you could smell it from many miles down wind. When I hear the nitwits that say that didn't happen I want to bust them across the face with a baseball bat. We owe that generation so much.
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    Thank you that was great, I copied it and sent it to my Email contacts.
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    My grandfather was a WW1 combat veteran. He's dead now though. A drunk driver hit him. I guess the driver did what the Germans couldn't.

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    Thank you, to all Veterans! Of all Wars, and Peacetime!

    My Dad, who passed away in 2003, would never speak of the War. Never. He had pictures (hidden away from young eyes) he'd taken at the Extermination Camps as the Allies freed them. The pictures were ultimately destroyed by him. Very haunting. I still miss him.
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    Wow. That is moving.

    Thanks for posting that. I have copied it and emailed it to most of my friends. Many of which are Vets themselves.

    Thanks again.
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    Well Deserved tribute.
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    Thanks for posting...
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    +1. The WWII generation sacrificed a lot for this country and our way of life.

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    My father was a WWII vet who recently passed away. He flew in the South Pacific for the Army Air Corps.

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