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Old 04-30-2008, 01:40 AM   #1
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<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The elderly parking lot attendant wasn't in a good mood!<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black">
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<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt; COLOR: black">Neither was Sam Bierstock. It was around 1 a.m., and Bierstock, a <SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(0,102,204) 1px dashed">Delray Beach<SPAN style="COLOR: black"> , <SPAN style="COLOR: black">Fla.<SPAN style="COLOR: black"> , eye doctor, business consultant, corporate speaker and musician, was bone tired after appearing at an event.

He pulled up in his car, and the parking attendant began to speak. "I took two bullets for this country and look what I'm doing," he said bitterly.

At first, Bierstock didn't know what to say to the <SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(0,102,204) 1px dashed">World War II veteran. But he rolled down his window and told the man, "Really, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you."

Then the old soldier began to cry.

"That really got to me," Bierstock says.

Cut to today.

Bierstock, 58, and John Melnick, 54, of Pompano Beach - a member of Bierstock's band, Dr. Sam and the Managed Care Band - have written a song inspired by that old soldier in the airport parking lot. The mournful "Before You Go" does more than salute those who fought in <SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(0,102,204) 1px dashed">WWII. It encourages people to go out of their way to thank the aging warriors before they die.

"If we had lost that particular war, our whole way of life would have been shot," says Bierstock, who plays harmonica. "The WWII soldiers are now dying at the rate of about 2,000 every day. I thought we needed to thank them."

The song is striking a chord. Within four days of Bierstock placing it on the Web<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-STYLE: italic">, the song and accompanying photo essay have bounced around nine countries, producing tears and heartfelt thanks from veterans, their sons and daughters and grandchildren.
"It made me cry," wrote one veteran's son. Another sent an e-mail saying that only after his father consumed several glasses of wine would he discuss " the unspeakable horrors" he and other soldiers had witnessed in places such as
<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-STYLE: italic"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Anzio<SPAN style="COLOR: black"> , Iwo Jima, Bataan and <SPAN style="COLOR: black"><SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(0,102,204) 1px dashed">Omaha<SPAN style="COLOR: black"> <SPAN style="COLOR: black">Beach<SPAN style="COLOR: black"> . "I can never thank them enough," the son wrote. "Thank you for thinking about them."

Bierstock and Melnick thought about shipping it off to a professional singer, maybe a Lee Greenwood type, but because time was running out for so many veterans, they decided it wa s best to release it quickly, for free, on the Web. They've sent the song to <SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(0,102,204) 1px dashed">Sen. John McCain and others in <SPAN style="COLOR: black">Washington<SPAN style="COLOR: black"> . Already they have been invited to perform it in <SPAN style="COLOR: black">Houston<SPAN style="COLOR: black"> for a <SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(0,102,204) 1px dashed">Veterans Day tribute - this after just a few days on the Web. They hope every veteran in <SPAN style="COLOR: black">America<SPAN style="COLOR: black"> gets a chance to hear it.
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<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 18pt; COLOR: black">GOD BLESS every <U>EVERY</U> veteran...<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt; COLOR: black">
<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">and THANK you to those of you veterans who may receive this !<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black">

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