August 26, 2010

Something Wonderful: "I fought for you."

Time to be great again.

Posted by Vanderleun at August 26, 2010 11:46 PM
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I saw this last year, and it still makes me weep when I see it again. Lovely.

Posted by: Jewel at August 26, 2010 4:49 PM

Thanks so much, Gerard. I know my dad would have appreciated it.

Posted by: Michael in Pennsylvania at August 26, 2010 6:55 PM

Wonderful is a poor word sometimes.

My aunt is going to take my grandfather - her father's - Royal Flying Corps uniform back to Canada this fall, to donate it to a museum in a town near where he grew up. I have already sent her his pilot's watch to be included, and dad is sending his officer's stick (made out of the wing strut and propeller of a WWI aircraft).

He was just a farm boy, you see. And if you had met him you would never have known.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at August 26, 2010 8:44 PM

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at August 27, 2010 4:24 AM

How terribly unsophisticated of me, tears running down my face as I grip my morning mug of coffee, watching these veterans pass on the timeless virtues of courage and honor to another generation.

Good stuff, Gerard.

Posted by: Mike Lief at August 27, 2010 6:53 AM

WARNING! This film should come with a box of tissues. Thank you.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at August 27, 2010 7:14 AM

Very well-done video. It reminds me of a time two or three years ago when I happened to be passing by my local war memorial while there was some sort of ceremony going on, attended by quite a lot of old men who were obvious war veterans (blazers with British Legion crests on the top pocket, medals worn, that sort of thing). I went up to one of them who was obviously somewhat disabled (walking stick) and asked if I might have the privilege of shaking his hand - putting it more or less like that. He seemed quite pleased, and more than a little surprised. Maybe I made his day a little better.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at August 28, 2010 2:51 AM

Fletcher - that was very well done, sir. Sort of like asking about St. Crispin's Day.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at August 28, 2010 8:41 PM

Everyone should see this, we have forgotten the lives of those who fought for our freedom, who today are still fighting. God Bless them all

Posted by: Christina at August 30, 2010 2:33 PM