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Old 11-11-2009, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default Remember: Bringin' Buddy Home by John McDermott

A moving video was playing when I turned on the TV this morn:

http://www.cbc.ca/remember/

Bringin' Buddy Home (John McDermott)

Somewhere between earth and heaven
The C-17 flies,
Heading westward homeward
Through clean, clear, safe blue skies
At the back of the airplane
Lying alone
Draped in his country’s flag
They’re bringing Buddy home.

Somewhere between tears and heartbreak,
A lifetime sorrow just begun
Grieving, disbelieving,
As parents wait to welcome home their son.
And pray for the strength
Somehow to face the days ahead
While heading westward homeward,
The Nation’s bringing home its dead.

When the rifles fire the volley
At the word of command
When they fold up Old Glory
And they place it in your hand
You can cry then,
And say goodbye then,
For Buddy’s now a name on a cold marble stone
And he’s never, never, never coming home.

Somewhere between fear and hatred
The black heart of war lies
Growing blacker, stronger,
With every young man who dies.
Far back from the airfield,
At their post in the combat zone,
His comrades wonder,
Who’ll be the next one going home.

When the rifles fire the volley
At the word of command
When they fold up Old Glory
And they place it in your hand
You can cry then,
And say goodbye then,
For Buddy’s now a name on a cold marble stone
And he’s never, never, never coming home.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:49 AM   #2
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Beautiful video & great song... thanks jj
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: Remember: Bringin' Buddy Home by John McDermott

lovely. John is a tireless worker for our troops.
he speaks of it here with links to sites:
http://www.johnmcdermott.com

Lest we forget...this day is for those who have lost their lives in WW 1 and all wars since defending freedom.
We also remember those who are still fighting for freedom and wish them safely home.

2 minutes silence at 11 a.m. on this 11th day of the 11th month is the least we can do to remember and say thankyou.

bless them all.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1358891/
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:31 AM   #4
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http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/arti...il-gunman?bn=1

"At first, I didn't see the gun. I said, `What are you doing here?' He said he wanted all the bills," said Dietsch. "But nobody was going to get that money we had worked so hard to collect. It's for the veterans and the widows and the community."
When the gunman lunged for the cash, Dietsch grabbed his arm, pushing away the gun. They struggled and Dietsch fell to the floor. The startled attacker, who looked to be in his 20s, ran to the door empty-handed.



...you know, if we could find this punk, i think we'd all agree the pillary would be just the thing to fit the attempted crime...ya know, everyone gets a tomato to toss type thing...the whole event would be saved on youtube, of course, just to eternally remind the guy of his disrespect
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:48 AM   #5
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I saw this on the news last night and even at 84 I wouldn't want to mess with that veteran!
I hope they get the little punk..
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:47 PM   #6
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http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/arti...il-gunman?bn=1

"At first, I didn't see the gun. I said, `What are you doing here?' He said he wanted all the bills," said Dietsch. "But nobody was going to get that money we had worked so hard to collect. It's for the veterans and the widows and the community."
When the gunman lunged for the cash, Dietsch grabbed his arm, pushing away the gun. They struggled and Dietsch fell to the floor. The startled attacker, who looked to be in his 20s, ran to the door empty-handed.



...you know, if we could find this punk, i think we'd all agree the pillary would be just the thing to fit the attempted crime...ya know, everyone gets a tomato to toss type thing...the whole event would be saved on youtube, of course, just to eternally remind the guy of his disrespect
Myself, I think it would be far too kind a punishment for the filthy little cockroach. I'd almost be willing to bet that he didn't even bother to stop & consider that what he did shamed his family to no end.
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