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I received this email from my brother today and I wanted to share it with my MO friends, especially fellow veterans of all ages and Desert Storm vets in particular, who like me, probably never saw this video before tonight.

A little backround..... My brother has always been a big NHL fan and was in high school while we were in Desert Storm.

"Wasn't all that long ago, 1991, Desert Storm was in full swing and people gave a
(edited). Always proud to know you played a part in the tradition born at Chicago
Stadium that night which still lives on at Blackhawk games today."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvpxVE_kQXg&feature=related
 

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This has been read 44 times since 3/21/11 with out a comment I believe you got no coments because of silent reflection of readers. I made note to say thanks we love our Country... :)
 

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This has been read 44 times since 3/21/11 with out a comment I believe you got no coments because of silent reflection of readers. I made note to say thanks we love our Country... :)
Thanks for your observation and comment. That is kinda what I figured too.

I know the video probably made some folks upset, because it shows a lack of respect from one perspective. On the other hand, I choose to look at it as the people expressing heartfelt pride in their country and gratitude to those in harm's way.

Even in civilian clothes, I still stand "cocked and locked" when the anthem is played, even if the crowd was to carry on like in the video..... that is just burned into my character. ;)
 

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I don't believe it shows lack of respect so much as it does PRIDE that had not been felt in a very long time before then, I was on deployment onboard a destroyer escorting the aircraft carrier Saratoga when she launched the first wave of aircraft against Iraq. A woman who sponsored me, a member of the American Legion Auxilliary wrote me to say that not since WWII had so many American flags been flown, she went on to explain that you couldn't even find one as they were backordered.
I don't believe any disrespect was shown, just pure pride in America and our troops.
 
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