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The best commercial ever - And not a word is spoken.
Youtube ^ | Food City

Posted on 02/05/2014 8:50:06 PM PST by EternalVigilance

Well worth your sixty seconds.

Food City - Salute


TOPICS: VetsCoR
KEYWORDS: salute

1 posted on 02/05/2014 8:50:06 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
sure beats anything @ the SB..
(expect the BudW)

2 posted on 02/05/2014 8:54:05 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: EternalVigilance

Great commercial. Shouldn’t the kid have saluted first?


3 posted on 02/05/2014 8:55:35 PM PST by lardog ( Obama should be locked up.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Whoa.

Must be somewhere in Murica.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 8:55:49 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: EternalVigilance

Should be sent to the WH with a note ‘Freedom is not a buzzword.’


5 posted on 02/05/2014 8:56:26 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Vendome

That Murica is gone.

I just watched “The Best Years of Our Lives” on TCM.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 8:58:13 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: lardog

Sounds right.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 8:59:35 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: lardog

Yes.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 9:02:11 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: EternalVigilance

excellent


9 posted on 02/05/2014 9:03:48 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: lardog
If he were a Marine, should have covered himself before saluting. Appears he was Army, so he is forgiven, I think.

Marines do not salute uncovered. Swabbies, Doggies, and Zoomies, I dunno.....

10 posted on 02/05/2014 9:08:39 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: ConorMacNessa

Well worth a watch...


11 posted on 02/05/2014 9:16:34 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: EternalVigilance

The kid shouldn’t have taken his hat off while still outdoors. And he should have initiated the salute.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 9:19:40 PM PST by MNnice
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To: MNnice

If you want to get technical, obviously the grandpa wasn’t active military. He just put the uniform back on. Do all the saluting rules still apply?


13 posted on 02/05/2014 9:29:59 PM PST by DManA
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To: MNnice

I have to admit, being outside without the hat one of bugged me too. It’s something the drill into you so much, that someone outside without a hat seems naked.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 9:33:13 PM PST by MNDude
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To: lardog

Can anyone see their ranks? I thought I saw captain on the Grampa and no stripes on the young guy.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 9:36:24 PM PST by MNDude
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To: EternalVigilance

great video.

unfortunately, looks like 115 progressives have found that video. they don’t deserve to watch it.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 9:41:43 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: EternalVigilance

Very Good Commercial !


17 posted on 02/05/2014 9:45:51 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: JohnnyP

Naw

It’s down the street from my Mom, all over Oklahoma


18 posted on 02/05/2014 9:48:36 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: EternalVigilance

Not gonna criticise, me. Can’t expect civvies to ‘get’ military courtesies right, or in the right order, but I appreciate the gesture of respect toward our military & the traditional family.

Thank you for posting it EV, for I’d not have seen the commercial otherwise.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 9:50:13 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Loved it! Thanks for posting!


20 posted on 02/05/2014 10:01:44 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: EternalVigilance

What did I do with those tissues...?

How I wish my father, a heavily-decorated WWII veteran, could have seen his splendid grandson graduate from Parris Island last year. It would have been just like this commercial.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 10:02:18 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thank you.

Im thinking theres still hope for America!


22 posted on 02/05/2014 10:02:23 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: ottbmare
"What did I do with those tissues...?"

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Well, I just posted this in another thread (for a completely different kind of reason -- Boo-Hoo-Boehner), but I guess you can use them here too.

:-)

(And I agree it is a great commercial.)

23 posted on 02/05/2014 10:12:20 PM PST by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: EternalVigilance

First salute comes from the party paying the honor, second salute acknowledges. Looked like the right order to me.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 10:35:34 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg
Quite correct.

The WWII Army 1st Lt was honoring and welcoming home the new generation veteran, his (great) grandson Army Sgt.

25 posted on 02/05/2014 10:40:29 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Excellent post, terrific commercial. Not having a TV I would not have seen this had you not posted it. Thank you!


26 posted on 02/05/2014 11:03:31 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: lardog
Great commercial. Shouldn’t the kid have saluted first?

As he was a sgt and the [grand] father an officer, yes.
… but if you want to be technical, the hug was [frowned-upon] public display of affection, too.

27 posted on 02/05/2014 11:26:47 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: lardog

The technical proprieties would’ve downgraded honoring a returning hero in this case.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 12:52:38 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: doorgunner69

I was both AF and Army. Both required us to be covered if we were outdoors.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 1:48:46 AM PST by DaiHuy (May God save the country, for it is evident the people will not! Millard Fillmore)
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To: lardog

Isn’t there a rule you never salute an officer first? To avoid giving away rank, especially if there could be snipers watching?


30 posted on 02/06/2014 3:05:10 AM PST by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: BIGLOOK
Well worth, indeed! Thanks for the Ping, BIGLOOK!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

31 posted on 02/06/2014 3:38:50 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: lardog

> Great commercial. Shouldn’t the kid have saluted first?

The kid did show the first sign of respect by coming to attention at the appearance of the retired soldier. If they were both serving active duty I’d say yes but I think the message was that the retired soldier respects what the current soldier is doing by following in his footsteps. Semantics at play there. Good commercial.


32 posted on 02/06/2014 4:52:35 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: ropin71

> Isn’t there a rule you never salute an officer first? To avoid giving away rank, especially if there could be snipers watching?

Vietnam Vet? Watched Forrest Gump?...lol


33 posted on 02/06/2014 4:55:08 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: EternalVigilance

Uhhhh, yeah. That was a great commercial. Exceedingly well done. (stupid computer screen’s defective, getting blurry again.)


34 posted on 02/06/2014 5:02:07 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: EternalVigilance
Once again, the @$$hole Brigade at FR resurface. The intent of the commercial is obvious. Enjoy it for that intent and be thankful companies like Food City still care and put their thoughts out over the airwaves.

Listen up, you idiots... What we care about is that we are grateful for your service and thankful that you are here to tell about it.

What we don't care about is who should have saluted first in a video honoring all those who have served in the military. The commercial is honoring YOU and YOUR service! It's YOU, you bunch of freakin' morons, who are being honored, got it?! Your being honored by myself and the millions throughout the country who are grateful for your's and your fellow patriots' sacrifices in the name of protecting and defending our nation!!!

Sheesh, just graciously accept the gratitude, don't be dicks about it and stop showing your collective @$$es.
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35 posted on 02/06/2014 7:33:23 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: EternalVigilance

As a little background, in the Army there is no official doctrine that Medal of Honor recipients are saluted first, but it is still universally done. Even a four star general will salute a MoH recipient first.

This being said, I knew an E-6 (staff sergeant) who had been a POW in Vietnam, as well as being pretty badly tortured in the process. He intended to remain in the Army at his rank until retirement, which was allowed because of his POW status. Otherwise, he was pretty stoical about it.

Until the day a MoH recipient payed a visit to his unit. The MoH recipient had done his homework, and made it a point to hunt up the POW.

When the two met, the MoH recipient made it a point to salute the POW first.

The POW later said that until that moment, “it had never really sunk in” what being a POW meant. He said that the next several days were emotionally overwhelming.


36 posted on 02/06/2014 7:43:49 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

thank you for sharing that


37 posted on 02/06/2014 7:50:07 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: usconservative

Big lump in throat here. The end was kind of hard to see as the screen gets blurry...


38 posted on 02/06/2014 8:02:41 AM PST by CPONav
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To: EternalVigilance
Well worth your sixty seconds.

Indeed. I approve that message.

39 posted on 02/06/2014 8:06:38 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: CPONav
Yep, the other one that puts a few tears in my old eyes is Hero's Welcome from Budweiser during the superbowl.

It sends a very simple message that happens to resonate with me: They ALL Deserve a Hero's Welcome Home.

40 posted on 02/06/2014 9:56:21 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Cyber Liberty

Back to the top in the hope someone else will get to enjoy it...


41 posted on 02/06/2014 10:07:08 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Hatteras

I hear ya.


42 posted on 02/06/2014 10:07:58 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: DaiHuy

We were not to salute if uncovered, as when working on the flight line or indoors and not under arms.


43 posted on 02/06/2014 10:51:47 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69
Saluting when uncovered.

The only time a soldier must salute when he is uncovered is when he's in the Pay Line and salutes the Pay Officer on pay day, but I don't think soldiers have lined up in front to the Pay Officer on pay day in over fifty years now.

44 posted on 02/09/2014 3:10:15 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: EternalVigilance

No Food City close to southwest WA otherwise I’d patronize them.


45 posted on 02/09/2014 3:18:52 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: usconservative

Sad, that in both the commercials there is no dad.

I guess it is the norm now.


46 posted on 02/09/2014 3:39:47 PM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: EternalVigilance; All

The sad fact is unless you come back with a chest full of medals or missing a couple of limbs, this country just wants you to fade into the woodwork never to be seen or heard from ever again. then the va just wants you to die real quick so they do not have to pay you or for any of your medical care that was promised by Congress so long ago.


47 posted on 02/11/2014 12:03:25 PM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: TMSuchman

I hear you, man.


48 posted on 02/11/2014 4:56:21 PM PST by EternalVigilance (It takes a Big Tent to hide the doorway to hell.)
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