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This Marine stood for THREE STRAIGHT HOURS!!

...i'm at a loss for words.

INCREDIBLE.
 

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God Bless the U.S. Service men & women:bad2thebone:
 

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That is a tough Marine. That is such a long time to stand at attention while presenting arms. WOW. I hope to do rolling thunder in the coming years, it is a great tribute to all the fallen and missing service members.
 

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people don't take as much pride in this country as they used to. For example; at the the bike rally I went to a couple of weeks ago there was a parade in the morning to kick things off,
video here:http://www.qcsunonline.com/news/rally-8290-road-seventh.html

My GF's dad is a vietnam vet, his truck is the first in the parade because of the flags in the back of his truck (stars and stripes, POW MIA, American Legion Riders) the Local PD put the truck right behind the escort. I'm a member of the American Legion Riders (ALR) so he and myself were two of the first bikes in the parade along with about 20-30 other ALR members.
In this parade, there were probably a few hundred spectators on the sides of the road along the way, my GF and her mom noticed about 2-5 people who actually put their hand over their heart or removed their hats as the flag passed. ???

i'm just sayin
 

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The guy one the white bike at the end made me cry a little. I guarantee you that man served. My grandfather was a WWI taxi driver for Normandy. He did a lot of great things for the VFW's and such when he got out. At his funeral, one of the vets went to speak at the podium. He reached the front pew, clicked his heels, and saluted my grandfather. Gets me every time. Semper Fi.

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That kind of commitment and desire to serve is getting rarer by the day. God bless those that are serving and that have served, and let's all hope we get back the respect for our military and our veterans that we used to have.
 

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when a single Marine does something like this on his own accord, and the President can't even visit the Tomb of the unknown soldier on memorial day...:verymad:

...ok I'm going to stop now, don't want this to turn political:D
 

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God bless all who have served, and watch over those who are still in harm's way.

To those lost, We will never forget
 

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When my Marine friend was brought home from Iraq, his Marine escort stood by his casket in the church all night long. Very moving and inspiring. These people are the last bastion of what is right with this country.
 

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people don't take as much pride in this country as they used to. For example; at the the bike rally I went to a couple of weeks ago there was a parade in the morning to kick things off,
video here:http://www.qcsunonline.com/news/rally-8290-road-seventh.html

My GF's dad is a vietnam vet, his truck is the first in the parade because of the flags in the back of his truck (stars and stripes, POW MIA, American Legion Riders) the Local PD put the truck right behind the escort. I'm a member of the American Legion Riders (ALR) so he and myself were two of the first bikes in the parade along with about 20-30 other ALR members.
In this parade, there were probably a few hundred spectators on the sides of the road along the way, my GF and her mom noticed about 2-5 people who actually put their hand over their heart or removed their hats as the flag passed. ???

i'm just sayin
The last couple Cardinals games I have been to I have had to ask at least one person what their reason was for not removing their hat for the National Anthem. And usually they are in their early 20's and wanted to give me lip, and told me to mind my own business. When I tell them that there are many, many better Americans than them that have given the Ultimate sacrifice for this great country and the least that they can do is remove their hat and put their hand over their heart. Then they seem to realize that it isn't that hard to pay just a little bit of respect to all those that have fallen.
 

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I had seen this video several times and it still brings a tear to my eye. This soldier is a true HERO of our generation and GOD Bless Him!!!!!
 

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I had seen this video several times and it still brings a tear to my eye. This soldier is a true HERO of our generation and GOD Bless Him!!!!!
I too had tears running down my face. just remembering the thousands like him I was so fortunat to have known. Semper Fi My Leatherneck brother.
 

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My wife, son, and I were fortunate enough to be at Rolling Thunder the last 3 years to watch, and this was the first time we got to hear the story of this Marine's tribute. We have watched every year from the corner where he stands and always thought it was an assigned duty. When I heard that he volunteers and pays his own way it blew me away. Got to see an Iraq Vet and Vietnam Vet litterally stop in the middle of the parade this year and salute this Marine. It was one of the most awesome things I have ever witnessed. While I agree with most about the lack of pride in our country, I wonder like Huff said why our media doen't have his story everywhere to encourage others to show pide in the USA?
 

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That's what being an American is all about, that man is a true hero and there's not too many left like him. The media only cares about ratings not people.
 
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