True News 4 U — Special 2020 Veterans Day Salute
I salute all my fellow brothers and sisters who have and are serving in the U.S. Armed Services.
I encourage everyone to take the time to watch these short videos of some of our soldiers. All gave some and some gave all. I have wept many tears watching all of these videos.
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery - Memorial Day 2016
Veterans, service members, and the Idaho community gathered May 30, 2016, for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Special thanks to the cemetery administrator, Mr. James Earp, for inviting me to come fly.
Music: "Champion Spirit" © 2016 Samuel Morse
Honoring Fallen Vets
Each night during the warm summer months in N.J., 89-year-old Cape May resident Marvin Hume honors fallen veterans with a special ceremony. Jim Axelrod shows us Marvin's "American Spirit."
Veterans Day / Memorial Day Tribute
A 15-minute video tribute I produced for a local Veterans Day program, featuring still images and video clips intricately timed to music. It's kind of long because it was originally sectioned as a multi-part presentation, but I thought I would piece it together and publish it in its entirety.
"Honor" by Hans Zimmer, Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli (http://amzn.com/B003A935IW)
"I'm Already There" by Lonestar (http://amzn.com/B0014LUKMC)
"Main Titles From The American President" by Marc Shaiman
"Honor (For Oboe And Strings)" by Hans Zimmer, Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli
"Hymn To the Fallen" by John Williams (http://amzn.com/B0044LCTRI)
This Memorial Day, we remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are grieving. May we, as Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Angel Flight Radio Tower Remix With Lyrics (Radney Foster)
My first ever slide-show type video on Youtube. This song touched me and I felt that it would be good to do my own slide show on it. I have to thank florbor007 for letting me use his clip "Lockheed C-130 Sunset Landing Brussels Airport" He is awesome, go check him out.
Finally, Please remain respectful in the comments. I am aware that all of these pictures are not directly related to the traditionally thought of "C-130 Angel Flight". There a a mix of pictures with an emphasis on the C-130. I am aware that not all of these aircraft are American, and feel that it should be that way to honor all of those who have fallen fighting on our side, American or not.
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The Angel Flight- A1C Austin Harper Gates Benson
Bringing my 19 year old son Austin home from the Afghanistan War. Please send this to everyone you know, it is the grim reality when we send our brilliant, kind and well loved children off to fight in an endless war that most of us don't even think about. Austin was voted by his High School Classs "The Kid Most Likely To Change The World" If you have never watched an "Angel Flight" please watch the whole thing. Then please hug your children, because if the day comes when you can't you'd give everything to be able to.
Fallen Army Ranger Sgt. Tanner Higgins Returns Home
April 23, 2012 Greenville, TX at 1100 hours the chartered plane, carrying the remains of Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins, arrived to a Heroes' Welcome. The family and friends were joined by local military active duty personnel, law enforcement agencies, fire and rescue departments, veteran groups, Patriot Guard Riders of North and East Texas.
After the plane disembarked a US flag draped wood coffin, family members gathered to welcome their loved one home and held hands while praying. Once the family was ready, members of the 1st Battalion Army Ranger Honor Guard conducted a dignified transfer on the tarmac from the plane to a waiting white hearse, flanked by a squad of US Army Ranger Honor Guard.
The procession was led by local police, fire & rescue trucks followed by 200 hundred motorcycles with members of the Patriot Guard Riders from North and East Texas. As the procession left the airfield the roads were lined by citizens from around the community of Greenville, and a short trip on an interstate highway to Sulphur Springs and finally ending in the town of Winnsboro. Along the route the roads were lined with local citizens displaying their respects and gratitude for the sacrifice made on their behalf. It was at times moving and touching.
Once the procession made its way to its final destination the honor guard conducted a dignified ceremony as the family and attendees gathered around the entrance to the funeral home where his family received guests.
Below is an article found on a local news web site:
"They just said he went out on foot patrol, got in a fire fight, and was killed," Gerald Higgins said.
"I knew there was a chance of this, but you never can quite prepare for it," Danny Higgins said.
In 2009, Tanner's mother quoted him in an article for the Sulphur Springs News Telegram.
"It's not like the movies at all... It's actually very scary getting shot at and not knowing whether to stay put or move," he reportedly said.
The experience changed him.
"It taught me I wasn't nearly as tough as I acted, but that I was a lot tougher than I thought," he said in the article.
The loss has overwhelmed his father.
"Every few minutes I just start crying thinking I'm never gonna see him again," he said.
But Danny Higgins believes, serving his country is the only way his son would have wanted to go.
Dignified transfer: A fallen soldier's final journey home
When an American soldier dies overseas, they are returned to the U.S. the same way each time. Byron Pitts follows one fallen soldier in his final journey home in what the military calls a "dignified transfer."
In The Arms Of An Angel-American Soldiers Tribute
Vietnam Veterans never expected this..
Vietnam veterans were stereotyped and demonized to such a great extent that even the widows of deceased servicemen received late-night harassing phone calls. It has been said by some that at no point in our country's history have our veterans been hurt more by our own countrymen than by the enemy. For many vets, the homecoming was often a powerful first encounter that made their adjustment to civilian society more difficult. This is the story of a Kentucky base that felt it was time to give these veterans the welcome home they never received. Produced, shot and edited by Dave Annarino.
Veteran finds a fallen buddy on Vietnam Wall
Visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall of Faces. On this Wall, you will see pictures of all the men and women who's names are on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The virtual Wall of Faces features a page dedicated to honoring and remembering every person whose name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. In an effort to further preserve the legacy of those who sacrificed all in Vietnam, VVMF (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund) is committed to finding a photo to go with each of the more than 58,000 names on The Wall. The Wall of Faces allows family and friends to share memories, post pictures and connect with each other.
Visit the Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial. You can search for fallen Vietnam servicemen by (1) Names of any category (2) Branch of service (3) Hometown.
Veterans Day: Soldiers Returning Home
A heart warming ESPN video tribute to active military returning home and surprising their touched families. This will hit you right in the heart on this very special day. Happy Memorial Day, and thank you to all active and retired military.
"Hymn to the Fallen" by John Williams
In honor of the soldiers who give us the freedoms we have today. Much love to family, friends and the rest of you who serve/served. I can't thank you enough. Support the troops and thank them every chance you get.
These are American Cemeteries around the world and the number of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice (edit: I know Philippines is spelled wrong. I apologize. I'd change it if possible)
Sad Military Video
Sad military tribute video, remember those who serve, served.
Song: Heaven Was Needing A Hero
Artist: Jo Dee Messina
Album: Unmistakable Inspiration
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Todd Heisler - Final Salute
Final Salute - Todd Heisler won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for this story about the Marine Honor Guard and Major Steve Beck, who support the families of fallen Marines.
Psalm 23 Memorial and Veterans Day Tribute
Some people think that the American soldier is A mindless killing machine with no remorse or compassion.
This couldn't be farther from the truth.
The fact is they have emotions like anyone else they feel, pain,happiness, sorrow, pity, compassion, sympathy, remorse, and sometimes pure rage like any person would feel if put into the position they are put in each and every day.
They are doing A job and doing it to the best of there ability.
Don't blame the soldier for the choices are government makes but instead praise the American soldier for being so brave and loyal to his or hers country and to the mission at hand. This video shows the human side of a soldier. God Bless our Troops.
Memorial and Veterans Day - A Tribute
The Evergreen Freedom Foundation would like to commemorate those who valiantly serve and have served our country.
Music in this video
Song: Heart of the Volunteer (From"Pearl Harbor")
Artist: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Album: 100 Greatest Film Themes - Take 3
Writers: Hans Zimmer
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True Meaning of Memorial Day
A tribute to the brave men and women who have gave the ultimate sacrifice. And to their family and friends who will forever bear the sorrow and pain of their lose. Celebrate Memorial Day but PLEASE DO NOT FORGET.
Song: Fallen Soldier-14157
Artist: Alex Khaskin
Album: Salieri Music
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Artist: Salieri Music
Album: Salieri Music - Memories of War
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Song: Never Forget-23697
Artist: Alan Paul Ett, BMI|Alexander Khaskin, SOCAN
Album: ahcd2326 Sensitive Poignant 79 Cinematic Strings, Piano, Emotional
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The Great Seal of The United States of America
The American Bald Eagle America’s Symbol of Freedom
The Great Seal of The President of the United States of America