Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tribute to George "Bud" Day

Funeral tribute to one of John McCain's fellow heroes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awcFnOkKU8I&feature=youtu.be

The video completely failed to load for me. Youtube says it'll probably work for most of you--this is a quirky old public-access computer. However, to ensure that everybody knows to whom tribute was paid and why, here's the introductory text from www.americanveteranscenter.org:

"On Saturday, distinguished Air Force Colonel George "Bud" Day passed away.

Bud Day's bravery and loyalty to country were astonishing. Despite being imprisoned with Senator John McCain in the notorious "Hanoi Hilton" and suffering through more than five years of brutality, he never once gave away information to the North Vietnamese.

This demonstration of valor earned him the military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. Throughout his career, he also received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. In 2006, the American Veterans Center presented him with the inaugural Joe Ronnie Hooper Award at our AVC Honors ceremony for his service to our nation from WWII to Vietnam.

Want to hear more about Bud Day and his extraordinary story? Follow this link to watch the American Veterans Center's latest oral history project.

Bud Day signifies the purpose of the American Veterans Center. Our country has lost a selfless hero, however, our country has not lost his story. The American Veterans Center makes sure of that by working to preserve and protect our veterans' legacy so that their service will never be forgotten and future generations will learn about their sacrifice. 


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Yes, of course you can support this project financially if you feel moved to do so. There will be links at their site.