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    A Tribute - BEFORE YOU GO

    I got this e-mail today:
    _________________________________________________


    Please read to the end and then click on the website -- this is
    fabulous!

    An elderly parking lot attendant wasn't in a good mood!

    Neither was Sam Bierstock. It was around 1 a.m., and Bierstock, a
    Delray Beach, FL, eye doctor, business consultant, corporate
    speaker and musician, was bone tired after appearing at an event.

    He pulled up in his car, and the parking attendant began to speak.
    'I took two bullets for this country and look what I'm doing,' he
    said bitterly.

    At first, Bierstock didn't know what to say to the World War II
    veteran. But he rolled down his window and told the man, 'Rea lly,
    from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you.'

    Then the old soldier began to cry.

    That really got to me,' Bierstock says.

    Cut to today.

    Bierstock, 58, and John Melnick, 54, of Pompano Beach - a member of
    Bierstock's band, Dr. Sam and the Managed Care Band - have written
    a song inspired by that old soldier in the airport parking lot. The
    mournful 'Before You Go' does more than salute those who fought in
    WWII. It encourages people to go out of their way to thank the
    aging warriors before they die.

    'If we had lost that particular war, our whole way of life would
    have been shot,' says Bierstock, who plays harmonica. 'The WW II
    soldiers are now dying at the rate of abo ut 2,000 every day. I
    thought we needed to thank them.'

    The song is striking a chord. Within four days of Bierstock placing
    it on the Web, the song and accompanying photo essay have bounced
    around nine countries , producing tears and heartfelt thanks from
    veterans, their sons and daughters and grandchildren.

    'It made me cry,' wrote one veteran's son. Another sent an e-mail
    saying that only after his father consumed several glasses of wine
    would he discuss 'the unspeakable horrors' he and other soldiers
    had witnessed in places such as Anzio, Iwo Jima, Bataan and Omaha
    Beach. 'I can never thank them enough,' the son wrote. 'Thank you
    for thinking about them.'

    Bierstock and Melnick thought about shipping it of f to a
    professional singer, maybe a Lee Greenwood type, but because time
    was running out for so many veterans, they decided it was best to
    release it quickly, for free, on the Web. They've sent the song to
    Sen. John McCain and others in Washington. Already they have been
    invited to perform it in Houston for a Veterans Day tribute - this
    after just a few days on the Web.

    They hope every veteran in America gets a chance to hear it.

    GOD BLESS EVERY VETERAN and THANK YOU to VETERANS who may receive this!
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    CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO HEAR THE SONG AND SEE THE PICTURES:


    http://www.managedmusic.com/php/BYGI...p?page=playBYG
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v354/vtdw1/
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    Re: A Tribute - BEFORE YOU GO

    It's ironic. I was just looking at a picture of my dad today. It was taken in Hawaii, he was 21 years old. Standing there like a rock, with a sun helmet on, no shirt, a pair of HBT pants with the cuffs rolled up and a pair of GI boondockers, an M1 with the old 1906 bayonet at port arms on gaurd duty. He looked like nothing could stop him. Wish he was still here.
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    Thanks.
    I just sent that link to everyone in my address book.
    "I am the weapon. My gun is only a tool."

    "When your ambush is going well, your about to be attacked."

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    Re: A Tribute - BEFORE YOU GO

    Quote Originally Posted by 450 Sniper
    Thanks.
    I just sent that link to everyone in my address book.
    Be sure to send them Kleenex as well. I needed it for sure.

    Dave
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    Re: A Tribute - BEFORE YOU GO

    That was really moving.
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    Re: A Tribute - BEFORE YOU GO

    Quote Originally Posted by 450 Sniper
    Thanks.
    I just sent that link to everyone in my address book.
    Ditto from me, after the tears slowed down.
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    Re: A Tribute - BEFORE YOU GO

    Very nice and well deserved. I had 2 great uncles which served, they never really spoke about it and unfortunately both are gone now.
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