Rolling Thunder 2010 - A Marine's Vigil


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House > Rolling Thunder 2010 - A Marine's Vigil

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
Is it Friday yet?
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Troy Michalik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bastrop,Texas
Posts: 2,475
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Rolling Thunder 2010 - A Marine's Vigil

I got this in an e-mail the yesterday. I looked and it doesn't appear that it has been posted before.

All I can say is mad effin respect!



The few, the proud, The Marines.....
And here is one reason why.

A very moving video clip of the annual bikers ride in D.C. On Memorial Day.

3000 vets on motorcycles from across the USA paraded in D.C. the Sunday before Memorial Day, while a solitary, saluting Marine greeted them out on Constitution Avenue... The Marine stood at salute for 3 straight hours, while the parade of roaring bikes kept on coming.... It is held in remembrance of those who've fallen in the military.... The event (or the group) is called Rolling Thunder... George Bush used to meet these bikers before they paraded... The camera is on the Marine a lot... Watch his struggles with his emotions, and his struggles with holding that salute... The way he salutes is very touching... His head lowered, his eyes down, in reverence for the fallen. It got to be overwhelming for him... And the tears started flowing... Watch what he says when he finally breaks, but keeps right on holding that salute.

Click on this link to see the video YouTube
Rolling Thunder 2010
A Soldier's Vigil



__________________
- Make everything count -



Last edited by Troy Michalik; 06-22-2010 at 06:59 PM.
Troy Michalik is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 06-22-2010, 07:17 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: I see you, and you will not know when I will strike
Posts: 24,301
Liked 3479 Times on 1609 Posts
Likes Given: 3590

Default

Damn it. The first two minutes of that video were EPIC!!

Then the pollen count must have went way up in here or something because I couldn't see a damn thing for another three or four minutes. I had to close the door to my office just in case the pollen was only contained in here.

Really great post Troy!

JD



__________________
Dillinger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2010, 07:24 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gatekeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Uniontown,PA
Posts: 3,710
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Awesome post Troy, very moving!

__________________

----------Gate
______________________________________________
Hellfire, Doom, Watch the hatred spin
Beyond the speed of sound---
Fire it up, Let the engines roll
It's time to burn it down

Gatekeeper is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2010, 07:26 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,152
Liked 22 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Thank you Troy, I needed this today...

__________________
NGIB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2010, 07:33 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The woods,Arkansas
Posts: 3,415
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Awesome...

__________________
suprdave is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2010, 11:30 PM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CA357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 19,871
Liked 1175 Times on 510 Posts
Likes Given: 2978

Default

I have tears in my eyes and I am not ashamed. Our brothers in arms have my respect and I am humbled by their service and sacrifice.

Some gave all, all gave some.

POW/MIA never forget!


Thank you Troy.

__________________
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”Samuel Adams
CA357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 01:29 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wheelspin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indianapolis,Indiana
Posts: 199
Default

That was awe inspiring to watch, emotional stuff. Thank you for sharing!

__________________

• Any ship can be a minesweeper ... once.
- Admiral Hornblower

• The purpose of war is not to die for your country. The purpose of war is to ensure that the other guy dies for his country.
- General Patton

• When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- US Marine Corps

Wheelspin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 03:34 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Franciscomv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,257
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

That's some intense footage, mate. I'm not American, and I've got no ties to the military whatsoever, but I still found it quite moving.

Thanks for posting it.



__________________

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
- Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron), Don Juan
(canto XII, st. 6)

Franciscomv is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Old Marine's Star Spangled Banner TraderJack The Club House 11 06-07-2010 02:22 PM
Help a fallen Marine's Family dunerunner Politics, Religion and Controversy 28 04-14-2010 04:21 AM
Remington Rolling Blocks sarge_257 Curio & Relic Discussion 1 12-25-2009 02:41 AM
Remington Rolling Block ScotZ General Rifle Discussion 14 01-01-2009 07:58 PM