Veteran's Day 2010 Military Tribute 50,000 Names Performed by TunesNorth.avi

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Join me, TunesNorth for this Veteran's Day tribute to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall. A Military Tribute to the more than 50,000 Fallen Warriors I do not claim any rights to the lyrics or music. I only sing this fantastic song written by Jamie O'Hara, In the style of George Jones. George's version of this awesome song was one of the very first videos I ever watched here on the tube. I was so moved by this fantastic song, and how this great man and legend used music To support our Brothers and Sisters of Service I knew right then that I wanted to make the same type of videos. I come from a long line of Military Veterans And I am proud to have served in the Navy. My Bother-in-Law has two children serving now. A Son and a Daughter. Check this out, both of them are graduates of West Point! Well on Oct, 16th after recording the soundtrack for my Veteran's Day video I wanted to do something special for the footage we would use. I thought of several locations, like the Fort Custer National Cemetery here in Michigan. Although that is indeed a worthy site, the more I thought about it there was really only one place to go. The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall in Washington DC. The idea came to me Friday afternoon, a few hours later we were on our way. Traveling with my good friend and fellow Navy Veteran Rodney, we were off like the wind. A mere 15 hours or so later we were there. We had a tough time navigating through all the busy traffic, construction, and one way streets. And by the time we found the wall the light was gone, and there we were. We decided to ride around see the sites, and take a few photos. What an unbelievable experience. Drove around until about 1 am. Since we wanted to get up early, we just slept in the car, This ended up being a little tougher than I remember. We were at the wall bright and early, and I began to play to get the footage, Using a small boom box to play the background track, I actually played, to get a good video. Several people had gathered around, and I saw the tears on an old fellow Veteran's face as he stood there and listened. That really moved me. There was a group of visitors there from Japan. A woman stood close to me So her friends (about 10 in all) could take her picture. Then there was a pause, and one of the fella's walked up for a shot. I thought, what the heck, I stepped closer and put my arm around him. This was greeted with much laughter and excitement, as I posed there with every single one of them. It made me feel good to give so much pleasure with such a simple gesture. We put a lot of effort into this project, and I am very pleased with the results. Hope you enjoy your visit. Lyrics to: 50,000 Names on the Wall by Jamie O'Hara. There's teddy bear's and high school rings And old photographs that mama's bring Of Daddy's with their young boy's Playing ball There's combat boots that he used to wear When he was sent over there And there's 50,000 names carved in the wall There's cigarettes and there's cans of beer And notes that say, I miss you Dear And children who don't say anything at all. There's Purple Heart's and packs of gum Fatherless Daughters and Fatherless Sons And there's 50,000 names carved in the wall. They come from all across this land In pickup trucks and mini vans Searching for a boy from long ago They scan the wall and find his name The tear drops fall like pouring rain And silently they leave a gift and go There's Star's of David and Rosary Beads And crucifix's and figurines And flowers of all colors large and small There's a Boy Scout badge and a merit pin Little American Flags waving in the wind And there's 50,000 names carved in the wall And there's 50,000 names carved in the wall Stop by my channel and check out my other Military Tribute videos. Tribute to Fallen Warriors -- Remember Us. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wb_JCSVURs Memorial Day 2010 Tribute to Brothers in Arms. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIkatAKBtyk Veteran's Day 2010 Walking with an Angel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGiD5qmGZ-k Check my other vids while your there. I am very honored to be a participant in the great Online Veteran's Day Telethon. This is a huge event, 3rd annual, and will air on the 6th of Nov. Also again on Veteran's day. The entire program will be recorded to disc And distributed to our troops in the field. I have been invited to participate via webcam as well. I consider this a great honor indeed. Stop by their site and check out all the activity. Some big names will be there, don't miss the fun. http://flagstillstandsforfreedom.com Visit my website as well at: http://www.tandtproductions.net Thank you for the visit, and your time. Drop by for a howdy, door's always open! Always ready to meet a new friend. Have a fantastic day. Take care. Tom TunesNorth
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