USMC 238th Birthday Tribute Video - Semper Fi Fund Benefit From Go Daddy & Madison Rising
Posted By Blackfive
On November 10th, our Marines will celebrate their 238th Birthday!
Go Daddy and Madison Rising created this video in tribute to the USMC and will match donations to the Semper Fi Fund/America's Fund. If you'd like to make a donation to the Semper Fi Fund, please visit https://semperfifund.org/donate-godaddy/ From November 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and GoDaddy will match up to $1 million in donations to the Semper Fi Fund!
All I ever wanted to do was fly Leave this world and live in the sky I left the C130 out of Fort Worth town I go up some days I don't wanna come down
Well I fly that plane called the Angel Flight Come on brother you're with me tonight Between Heaven and earth you're never alone On the Angel Flight Come on brother I'm taking you home
I love my family and I love this land But tonight this flight's for another man We do what we do because we heard the call Some gave a little, but he gave it all
I fly that plane called the Angel Flight Come on brother you're with me tonight (Come on brother you're with me tonight) Between Heaven and earth you're never alone On the Angel Flight Come on brother I'm taking you home Come on brother I'm taking you home
Well the cockpit's quiet and the stars are bright. Feels kinda like church in here tonight It don't matter where we touch down On the Angel Flight its sacred ground
I fly that plane called the Angel Flight Gotta hero riding with us tonight Between Heaven and earth you're never alone On the Angel Flight Come on brother I'm taking you home Come on brother I'm taking you home Come on brother I'm taking you home Come on brother I'm taking you home
Posted By BlackfiveOver at the Air Force Times FlightLines blog, they posted up this video as an ode to something known to all who've done some time at Kandahar - The Poo Pond Song...soon to be history. Thanks to our pal, Jeff Schogol at the AFTimes for the tip.
There are many things one can say about the Star Spangled Banner. It is a stone b***h to play on the trumpet, at least it was when I was in high school, because of some of the jumps. It regularly leaves performers licking their wounds as it does test them. Especially if they are foolish enough to try to personalize it. Like Jim at Parkway Rest Stop, I usually don't like those who try because of what they do to the song, and it does to them.
I do think it is a proper way to start a major event, and the day.
OK, it's obviously not a recruiting video. But if the Marines promised me that Katy Perry would be my battle buddy, I'd sign up today. There is just something irresistible about a woman in a uniform with a weapon.
Number one TV audience of the year. Epitome of anyone's career- to sing the National Anthem at the Big Game. Packers and the Steelers. Epic teams. And an audience to match watching it all.
And she totally blows it.
CAN ANYONE in Hollyweird possibly do it right? Do any of them give two shits about the USA? And what was with that Michael Douglas opening to the Super Bowl? Could that have possibly been any more Leftist? I thought it was going to be a Democrat Party advert at the beginning.
But anyway, it's a good game, Jimbo will be satiated (if it continues as such) and we'll all have commercials to talk about... and screwy singers.
Aguilera needs to take a lesson from this little girl-
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