by Lizzie Palmer
Near the end of November 2006, 15 year old Lizzie Palmer, a high school sophomore in Columbus, Ohio, used her artistic talents and modern technology to create an unforgettable video tribute to all of the brave men and women who serve and have served our country during a second time in American history when too many Americans wrongly and tragically believe they can support the troops, but not support the war they are fighting.
As of February 5, 2012, the video had been viewed 30,687,173 times on YouTube and was its 18th most viewed video of all time. The images, text and music combine to create a powerful message that should be viewed by all Americans.
“I felt like there needed to be more support for our troops,” said Lizzie Palmer. “This video was my contribution.”
Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday showed the video on national TV. Chris Wallace said, “We had decided it was such a special, moving tribute to the troops, that you cannot watch it, no matter what you think of the war, and not be tremendously affected by her message. Uniformly, people’s reaction has been that they had never seen anything quite so special, quite so meaningful. It chokes me up just reading these e-mails.”
The background music is “Pacific Wind” by Ryan Farish.