a song about the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Berlin Wall accompanied by pictures from www.flickr****
Evergreen images from Veteran Bikers during The 2000 Rolling Thunder X11 Event in Washington D.C.
Met David at the Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall. Great guy! Great American!!
Xcorps Airborne B24 LIBERATOR seg1 - Xcorps TV goes airborne once again with this special presentation featuring the ONLY flying B-24 Liberator WW-2 heavy bomber restored and maintained by the Collings Foundation based in Massachusetts.
Xcorps viewers know we like flying on our show with past episodes featuring hosts Bob Woodard over San Diego in a 1927 open cockpit Travel Air biplane and Jason Lazo in a Russian Mig-21 approaching the sound barrier over the Nevada desert! Now in this XC episode we met and rolled cameras on the Collings Foundations historic B-24 Liberator aircraft which landed at the Xcorps home base airport of Carlsbad California during their nationwide US tour. The Collings Foundation operates two touring collections of historic military aircraft: The Wings of Freedom Tour and The Vietnam Memorial Flight.
Join us as Xcorps TV on camera host and reporter Jason Lazo dons his leather jacket and meets copilot and B-24 crewman for the Collings foundation, Derick “Otter” Ward who leads Jason on a detailed cockpit to tail gun tour of a very rare part of American aviation and military history. This particular B-24 Liberator was and still is known affectionately by its crew as Witchcraft – a plane that somehow made it through 130 combat missions over enemy territory during WW2!
Lots of great archival WW2 combat footage in this segment with Jason asking Otter about the basics of a war mission in a plane like this. There were over 18,000 Liberators produced representing the full might of the USA war effort. Over 10,000 of the planes were lost in combat and non-combat with most of the surviving planes being recycled after the war. The Collings Foundation found the Witchcraft in the desert in India and made the expensive decision to completely restore the plane to flying condition. The non-prof offers the public flights in the big plane, which it relies on to keep flying. A B-17 and P-51 Mustang are also part of the tour.
Jason tries out the waist gunners 50 cal along with wild and dramatic high quality 16mm battle footage here complete with sound shot by WW2 combat news reel film crews on various B-24 and B-17 missions fighting for world freedom in the skies above Europe. Nothing more adrenalizing than a combat bombing mission where just staying alive at 30 thousand feet in a non-pressurized freezing plane dropping bombs and getting shot at by fighter planes is part of the days work!
This special commemorative Xcorps segment wraps with Jason in the cockpit of the B-24 reday to roll! Check out the FORD logo on the steering wheel! Stay tuned for more action in the next segment with Jason going airborne in the only B-24 left flying on the planet thanks to the Collings Foundation tour and its non-profit educational efforts to give Americans a look FEEL and SOUND of its aviation history.
Please help keep the planes flying! Visit the Collings Foundation and see how you can help keep these historic and beautiful planes flying on their coast to coast tour near your hometown!
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Duty, Honor, Country Yale University student Maya Ying Lin accepts an award for her winning Vietnam War Memorial design.
Song: John Lennon - Imagine this is a video I made for my final exam for an antiwar presentation. It consists of a bunch of pictures from vietnam/memorials of vietnam.
FORA.tv Culture Artist Maya Lin discusses how her latest project, "What is Missing" utilizes art as a podium for environmental activism. "If we combine our concerns about global warming with habitat protection, it is a complete win-win situation."
ugh... because of WMG and their stupid money grubbing atitude, i had to change the audio... sorry guys.
Duty, Honor, Country NBC's John Palmer reports on Rolling Thunder, a Memorial Day tribute conducting by motorcycle-riding Vietnam War vets to help honor their dead and missing comrades.
Inside the White House Episode: 182 President Obama pays tribute to the Americans in uniform who have died in service.
Military funeral services over time, with "Echo Taps" played by the US Marine Band. Photos from: Library of Congress, National Archives and Records, Dover Air Force Base, and Wikipedia.
1) Civil War veteran standing and saluting with a Boy Scout and a soldier at a gravesite in Oak Woods Cemetery on Memorial Day. (LOC)
2) Standing in the grassy sod bordering row upon row of white crosses in an American cemetery, two dungaree-clad Coast Guardsmen pay silent homage to the memory of a fellow Coast Guardsman who lost his life in action in the Ryukyu Islands." (NARA)
3) The crew of the USS SOUTH DAKOTA stands with bowed heads, while Chaplain N. D. Lindner reads the benediction held in honor of fellow shipmates killed in the air action off Guam on June 19, 1944. July 1, 1944 (NARA)
4) With a canvas tarpaulin for a church and packing cases for an altar, a Navy chaplain holds mass for Marines at Saipan. The service was held in memory of brave buddies who lost their lives in the initial landings." Sgt. Steele, June 1944. (NARA)
5) Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington, D.C. (LOC)
6) A Marine at Vietnam Memorial on 4th July 2002. (Wikipedia)
7-9) Ceremonies for offloading caskets at Dover Air Force Base, casualties from OIF.
Dover AFB photos
US Marine Band