US tribute Video

#2
leveller said:
No blazing guns, yeehaas, America the great, etc, but this makes it all the more powerful.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ervaMPt4Ha0&autoplay

I hope we have the same pride in this country regardless of the reasons for the various conflicts we are now involved in?
Yes, indeed a very nicely done video!

It brings a tear to my eye, seeing those 82nd Airborne patchs and maroon berets, given the latest KIAs in Iraq. :cry:
 
#5
leveller said:
Ah a yank! Dumb question from a limey, why is the US flag the wrong way round on the right hand shoulder on the US personnel?
I believe it's so that it looks like it's "being blown by the wind".
crap description but it's the best I can do.

Moved to blubbing at aprox 1.25 to go, the little fella at the funeral in his own marine uniform. Very moving.
 
#6
datumhead said:
leveller said:
Ah a yank! Dumb question from a limey, why is the US flag the wrong way round on the right hand shoulder on the US personnel?
I believe it's so that it looks like it's "being blown by the wind".
crap description but it's the best I can do.

Moved to blubbing at aprox 1.25 to go, the little fella at the funeral in his own marine uniform. Very moving.
At least I am slightly more enlightend :?
 
#8
leveller said:
datumhead said:
leveller said:
Ah a yank! Dumb question from a limey, why is the US flag the wrong way round on the right hand shoulder on the US personnel?
I believe it's so that it looks like it's "being blown by the wind".
crap description but it's the best I can do.

Moved to blubbing at aprox 1.25 to go, the little fella at the funeral in his own marine uniform. Very moving.
At least I am slightly more enlightend :?
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/f/faqflag.htm

from the site:

The full-color U.S. flag cloth replica is worn so that the star field faces forward, or to the flag’s own right. When worn in this manner, the flag is facing to the observer’s right, and gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.

hope that helps. :wink:
 
#12
datumhead said:
leveller said:
datumhead said:
leveller said:
Ah a yank! Dumb question from a limey, why is the US flag the wrong way round on the right hand shoulder on the US personnel?
I believe it's so that it looks like it's "being blown by the wind".
crap description but it's the best I can do.

Moved to blubbing at aprox 1.25 to go, the little fella at the funeral in his own marine uniform. Very moving.
At least I am slightly more enlightend :?
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/f/faqflag.h

from the site:

The full-color U.S. flag cloth replica is worn so that the star field faces forward, or to the flag’s own right. When worn in this manner, the flag is facing to the observer’s right, and gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.

hope that helps. :wink:
Thanks just one of those weird and minor items that had bugged me for a while, cheers Datum :thumleft:
 
#13
Jeez. Somebody poked me in the eye. I'm not generally a great fan of the schmaltzy side of life but I think this is pretty powerful stuff - "some people hate me" - more self knowledge than you would generally expect from the other side of the pond.

Our part is generally a lot more understated and less public - I'm not sure if we have this right. "Tommy this an' Tommy that" etc. We all deserve more.

Who says they haven't learned the some of the lessons of Vietnam?
 
#17
leveller said:
Ah a yank! Dumb question from a limey, why is the US flag the wrong way round on the right hand shoulder on the US personnel?

It represents the direction the flag would be blowing if you were moving forward as if on a standard at the front of a cavalry formation.
 
#18
Xerxes_Blue_Cat said:
Sorry, I thought that was absolute tosh. Saccharine mawkish sentimentality at its worst...
WTF are you on?



FOAD
 
#19
i dont watch em i think ill jinx myself if i do and i dont think people in this country will ever appreciate us,i got beaten up the once by 4 guys i never even knew just because they heard i was in the army and they were celtic fans
 
#20
a good presentation but fundamentally wrong with it's message that they are fighting for "you" ...
they are fighting (having no choice in the matter) for a corrupt president who decided he had to go one better than his dad by invading iraq for no justifiable reason ...
no al qaeda, no wmd, just an evil tyrant, one of many around the world that the usa had put in power and supported with arms and finance ...
truly sad and tragic that so many have needlessly lost their lives for the true reason of "safeguarding" oil supplies to satisfy the usa's incessant greed
 

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