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Goober
02-03-2008, 17:00
Alright guys, am I the only one who got choked up as the Declaration Of Independance was recited by many during the pre game show?

coyote
02-03-2008, 17:13
It's a very profound, powerful document. Too many people donít really know much about what it says, or worse, take it for granted.

NARA | The National Archives Experience (http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/declaration_transcript.html)

NARA | The National Archives Experience (http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution_transcript.html)

Goober
02-03-2008, 17:47
It's a very profound, powerful document. Too many people donít really know much about what it says, or worse, take it for granted.

NARA | The National Archives Experience (http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/declaration_transcript.html)

NARA | The National Archives Experience (http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution_transcript.html)

Indeed:smiley32:

medic001918
02-03-2008, 19:01
I saw it and thought it was a rather well done presentation. Wish they'd play things like that more often. Maybe it would bring an understanding to a larger group of people.

There's one here: YouTube - The Declaration of Independence of the USA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv6mfSVlcqc)

Shane

snagel
02-03-2008, 19:04
I'm with you brother, found myself almost blurry eyed at the end. Thought what the hell is going on....

S. Nagel

whse56
02-03-2008, 19:34
Yah, what you say is true, it's too bad everyone in this country doesn't respect the sacrifices made by our soldiers and forefathers to maintain what most of us take forgranted.

wjsdive
02-03-2008, 22:57
I'm a vet. The reciting of the Declaration was very moving. At the end of the National Anthem I too was a little blurry.

BoomerNJ
02-03-2008, 23:45
That was awesome. Wish there were more patriotism like that in this country...

MLenyo
02-04-2008, 01:45
i actually missed the first quarter. i thought the game started later than it did =)

DarinMartell
02-04-2008, 07:33
Yah, what you say is true, it's too bad everyone in this country doesn't respect the sacrifices made by our soldiers and forefathers to maintain what most of us take forgranted.


Argee 100%!

mpd525
02-04-2008, 20:01
i'm a vet too, and too many people take things like that, and us for granted. i think the best part was Pat Tillman's wife in it. I thought it was very well done. I never got teary eyed, but i did get the goosebumps a couple of times.

newways
02-05-2008, 20:01
I went to basic in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. At some point during our first week there they cattled us all to a tin shack and we stood watching a video of the song "I'm Proud to Be An American". I struggled to not break and did a pretty good job of it. No one wants to be labeled a sissy in basic training. I looked around towards the end of the video and saw not one or two people with the sobs but alot...like 20+ soldiers sobbing, and a few in downright tears. Even one of our DI's was a bit bleary eyed(I'll never forget because he gave me 50 for making eye contact).
Long story short, unless someone butchers the national anthem, I'm touched. Anything patriotic has a deep meaning for me.

PS Mike Rowe(Dirty Jobs) does an awesome rendition of our National Anthem,

thor
02-06-2008, 11:40
What got me was the fact that Strahan and the FDNY and NYPD were standing at ground zero while reciting the declaration.

Suther2136
02-06-2008, 21:25
Agree with you guys, too bad the politicians don't spend more time thinking about their job in that context!

RoyN
02-06-2008, 23:34
I remember alot of people failed on a question related to the Declaration of Independence.

TxScubaBear
02-08-2008, 19:00
Ex-military myself, was rather refreshing to see THAT being done before a game!