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    A solitary Marine

    YouTube - Rolling Thunder 2010 - A Marine's Vigil


    This is a video of a solitary Marine who stands vigil for three hours to honor the fallen.

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    Bless all our BRAVE men and women in uniform.
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    Wow, standing at attention for three hours is tough but a three hour salute is CRAZY tough. Ouch!
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    patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.

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    Rough on the arm, rough on the heart!

    God Bless them one and all!
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    Remarkable fortitude.

    My favorite part was @ 2:00 min. when one biker and his passenger came to a complete stop, and saluted right back at him!!!WoW!!!

    I have a black POW-MIA Flag at my house. 12-13 years ago My sister in law(a little naive at the time) saw it and said "whos pow and mia", like they were a couple of people. I then took the liberty of explaining what a POW was, which she knew when I told here what it stood for. Then what an MIA was. She was clueless on this one though.
    Our Government sucks sometimes when it comes to stuff like that. I cannot imagine the hell of having a loved one left in some God forsaken place on purpose.
    What a travesty.
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    Props to that Staff SGT for his determination and fortitude, this country needs more men and women like him.
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    Thank God for our brave men and women who have given so much, many the ultimate.

    Thanks for the post.
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    What a POWERFUL gesture by that Marine. It's a good thing the video wasn't longer, cause I would have needed a whole box of hankies. For all my fallen Brothers and Sisters....R.I.P. To those that are still unaccounted for, let it be known that YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
    Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    Props to that Staff SGT for his determination and fortitude, this country needs more men and women like him.
    Without a doubt.
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