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Pink Floyd, Others Celebrate Veterans Day – How Do YOU Celebrate? [VIDEO]

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Thank you.

Founding member of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters honored wounded veterans in New York by performing with them at the Stand Up for Heroes Benefit. He took the stage with 14 wounded soldiers he had recently met at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He rehearsed with them at the hospital between their medical procedures. He performed three songs with the veterans, one being the Pink Floyd classic, “Wish You Were Here”.

Roger Waters stated: “I lost my grandfather in 1916 and my father in 1944, so I’ve been around the sense of loss and what loss from war can do to people.” Personally, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

I’ve had family members in the past who have served in the military, my Grandfather who fought in WWII, Uncles and friends as well. My heart goes to them and everyone else that has fought for our freedom. Just the other night, I was hanging out with my good buddy Nick, who has served in the military and has gone overseas in several occasions and next time I see him, I’m going to hug him, not because of the good friend that he is, but also because of everything he has done for me and all of us.

Here in El Paso, the city is built around Ft. Bliss, so we are used to being around military. When you get used to seeing them all the time you forget how many of them are not here. Those that you do see, deserve a hug, a handshake, a beer … mostly your gratitude. I know you miss your loved ones as well as I do … but to those and the ones that are now here with us – You guys stood up for us, you bled for us, you died for us and I thank you and will always have you in my heart and in my prayers!

So this is for you:

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