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rb1651
05-23-06, 09:12 PM
Sittin' here at home, drinkin' a cold one and watching the awards show. Suddenly Big and Rich come on and do a song that brought me to my feet. Unfortunately I did not catch the title of the song, but it was a tribute to all veterans. I am not ashamed to admit that I removed my cover, stood proudly at attention, and saluted my television as these heroic veterans from wars past came out on stage, walking, limping, and in wheelchairs. No alergies were in involved, I cried like a baby. What an absolutely tremendous thribute to all that have served and paid a cost to protect our freedom.

If anyone else watched this, and felt the same that I did, all I can say is Thank God that at least one music genre still takes the time to respect all of the people who have made us the greatest nation this world has ever known!!!! Semper Fi, country music artists, your songs tell the true story. :thumbup:

ringoffire
05-25-06, 07:36 AM
Here ya go....

8th of NOVEMBER ~ Big and Rich

Said goodbye to his momma as he left South Dakota
To fight for the red, white and blue
He was 19 and green with a new M-16
Just doing what he had to do
He was dropped in the jungle where the choppers would rumble
With the smell of napalm in the air
And the sergant said...look up ahead
Like a dark evil cloud, 1,200 came down on him and 29 more
They fought for their lives but most of them died in the 173rd Airborne

[Chorus:]

On the 8th of November the angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away
With the fire raining down and the hell all around
There were few men left standing that day
Saw the eagle fly through a clear blue sky
1965, the 8th of November

Now he's 58 and his pony tail's gray
But the battle still plays in his head
He limps when he walks but he's strong when he talks
About the Shrapnel they left in his leg
He puts on a gray suit over his Airborne tattoo
And he ties it on one time a year
And remebers that fallen as he orders a tall one
And swallows it down with his tears

[Chorus]

Saw the eagle fly through a clear blue sky
1965...
On the 8th of November the angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away
With the fire raining down and the hell all around
THere were few men left standing that day

[Chorus]
8th of November...
8th of November

Said goodbye to his momma as he left South Dakota
To fight for the red, white and blue
He was nineteen and green with a new M-16
Just doing what he had to do...



The Society of the 173d Airborne Brigade
Battle on Hill 65

rb1651
05-27-06, 03:59 AM
Tina,

Thanks for the words and reference to that song. I recorded the awards show, and just the way it was presented, and the brave Warriors who came out of the shadows to stand proudly in front of the audience, and have all in attendance standing and acknowledging, finally, for all that they have sacrificed for us will continue to bring a tear to my eyes everytime that I watch it.