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Windows 7: Before you go

21 Jan 2011   #1

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Before you go

The 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, Fla., 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, "Really, 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 about 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 daughtersand grandchildren.

"It made me cry," wrote one veteran's son. Another sent an e-mail saying that only after his father consumed seve ral 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 off 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' Daytribute - this after just a few days on the Web. They hope every veteran in America gets a chance to hear it.


CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO HEAR THE SONG AND SEE THE PICTURES:

With respect to all our veterans...

The WWII/Korean War Version of Before You Go - Before You Go

A Guy
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21 Jan 2011   #2

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Thank you.
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21 Jan 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Very moving Thank You
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22 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Thank you very much A Guy... we are all so blessed by their gift to us all.
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23 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Without their sacrifice, my Dad would not be here today. No amount of word can truly express my appreciation...
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