Video: John Wayne’s Tribute to the American Soldier

On this Memorial Day, we remember with profound gratitude all those soldiers who gave the last, full measure of devotion to keep our nation free. the words of the man whose public, and private, life embodied patriotism and devotion to America’s founding principles: John Wayne. Below are two recitations John Wayne performed on his full-length patriotic album, America, Why I Love Her.

“Why Are You Marching, Son?”

“Taps” (A History of the Song)

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Comments

  1. It's a pity we have gotten so far away from our beginnings.

  2. gntrker says:

    See what happens when you have a foreigner in the White House.

  3. RacerJim says:

    Enjoy Memorial Day
    Honor And Remember
    See A Vet – Thank A Vet

    Vietnam Veteran

  4. Henry Tisdale says:

    Obama is doing only what he is told by George Soros. And anyone who thinks Obama is his own man, think again. Soros main stabilizing force to keep Obama in office, avoiding impeachment, ignoring grand juries, getting by with forged documents, BC, Soc Sec Num, Sel Service Regis card, etc. etc. etc. is MONEY. And it appears that the leading republicans in the House became receivers of such money, or equivalent career promises, and hence brace up Obama from the right as well as the left.

    How can we remember those who died in other wars when George Soros owns us – hook, line and sinker.

    And we are celebrating and saluting those who died for us? While we are drowning in our own greed, in our own forgetful minds, and our own corrupt government – Executive, Legislative and Judial Branches – all three wreak of stink.

  5. As moving as the first film/poem is, Why Are you Marching Son? I was shocked and dismayed to see an image, albeit brief, of John Kerry included with the pictures of all those amazing Patriots! The film editor should purge his image, as he is an insult to the sacrifices of our Men and Women in Arms, regardless of the Century. He has no concept of Patriotism and Courage, much like the current Pretender-in-Chief! Our Nation is borne on the backs of those who so bravely gave their lives, fought formidable foes, and were grievously injured, but who still honor our Great Nation!

    • NativeVeteran says:

      Sadly, it,s assholes like the coward john kerry thats running our government today. Please get that low life POS out of our Senate!!!!

      Vietnam era Vet

  6. Lou Sansevero says:

    Great post except for one picture in "Why are your marching son", can you guess which one

    • Pamela Harper says:

      Lou, it has to be the picture of John Kerry……..I thought, why ruin an otherwise beautiful tribute?!

  7. john blackwell says:

    we still have the greatest nation on earth,however look how fast we felled in the past few years. why and how this happen ? we the people have let 535 elected people tell us what we can and cannot do.other groups such as acorn,unions,aclu have vexed thier power and have brought this great country to its knees.we need term limit on the elect. never forget what our forefathers did to make this a great nation.its up to us now what are we going to do?i pray we raise our moral standards get rid of all this greed and pray GOD will not forsake us. may GOD bless america.

  8. Dick Bachert says:

    Why in the world would the creator of the first video include a shot of JOHN KERRY?

  9. ALFRED E. NEUMAN says:

    HOW MUCH LONGER ARE WE THE FREEEST PEOPLE ON THE FACE OF THIS EARTH CONTINUE TO PUT UP WITH THIS MUSLIM COMMUNIST? THIS 1.2 BREED IS A SHAME TO BOTH RACES!

  10. sandykramer says:

    "Why Are You Marching, Son?" was produced in the 1970s, before the truth about John Kerry was widely and fully known.

    • NativeVeteran says:

      The coward John Kerry is just another low life demorat loving muslim supporting rich POS lying coward! GET OUT OF OUR SENATE YOU POS!!!!

      Vietnam era Vet

    • Gloria Jimenez Ross says:

      Muslim law in America? Is that your wish or is that a statement of fact? If so, based on what?

      • It's NOT my wish.
        I posted it so people can see how far America has sunk.

        People voted to put a Jew hating, America hating muslim in
        the oval office. No cure for stupid. Did you watch the Video?

        • Seeks_the_truth says:

          Thank you for reminding people of what we are fighting against. Americans can no longer hide their heads in the sand and ignore what is happening. We MUST band together and fight, or continue to be cowardly and accept what they are trying to impose.

  11. Gloria Jimenez ross says:

    A MEMORIAL DAY SALUTE TO ALL OF OUR FALEN HEROES AND TO ALL OF OUR BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE STILL TODAY OUT THERE FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM. MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICES!

  12. Seeks_the_truth says:

    Let us just take one moment to thank and honor all those who give their all for our freedom and way of life.

    I would like to take this time to thank all those who are serving our country. What pride and comfort I feel when I see that uniform. Thank you.

    To all the Veterans I give a heart felt thanks. When your country called, you stood beside her. You stood up for her. You protected her.

    I would also like to thank the families of those who gave all. Your loved one gave their all. I will not let it be in vain. I will not let them be forgotten.

    Semper Fi my brothers and sisters, Semper Fi.

  13. Larry C. says:

    Hello,
    May God always Bless the memory of this "GIANT" movie actor that REALLY loved AMERICA with all of his heart. May HE always be remembered for what he was first——-A GREAT AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Seeks_the_truth says:

    God and the Soldier, we adore,
    In time of danger, not before.
    The danger passed and all things righted,
    God is forgotten and the Soldier slighted.

    He went where others feared to go,
    and did what others failed to do.
    He cried, pained and hoped–
    but most of all he lived times–
    never to be forgotten.

    Unknown Author

    Please take a moment to honor a Veteran. Please pray for them or just take a moment to remember them.

  15. Edwardkoziol says:

    After watching the videos just think that the president of America wants to cut military pay for ur brave soldiers.When all Obuma was,was a community agitator agitating to keep a racial divide by blaming republicans for everything.

  16. What a Great American Patriot! Sure do miss this guy! God Bless America!

  17. For SHAME showing John Kerry in a Patriotic Video!!

  18. I did not know that John Wayne recorded patriotic music. I knew him from his acting roles.

    • He has a CD out and it is wonderful and Patriotic. He was a patriot. Most of those with conservative values and common sense are now gone forever. John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, Charleton Heston, Bob Hope, so sad. Now most actors are democratic morons. I want to puck everytime I see Baldwin doing the Chase commercial. what an arrogant SOB.

  19. michael hahn says:

    thank you all viet nam vet

  20. An Obituary printed in the London Times – Interesting and sadly rather true.

    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.
    No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

    He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
    - Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
    - Why the early bird gets the worm;
    - Life isn't always fair;
    - and maybe it was my fault.

    Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies
    (adults, not children, are in charge).

    His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.
    Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for
    using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

    Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in
    disciplining their unruly children.

    It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student;
    but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion..

    Common Sense lost the will to live when criminals received better treatment than their victims.

    Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you
    for assault.

    Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a
    little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

    Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility,
    and by his son, Reason.

    He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
    I Know My Rights
    I Want It Now
    Someone Else Is To Blame
    I'm A Victim

    Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority
    and do nothing.

  21. Why indeed should John Kerry be included in a patriotic video? Why not Jane Fona alias 'Hanoi Jane'?

    Remember the 'Swift Boating' of Kerry? About that time approx. 200,000 citizens signed a petition to have him tried for treason. It was forwarded to the DOJ and disappeared never to be heard of again!

  22. offensiveandpeculiar says:

    Interesting… I wonder if the fellow whose birthday I share would want John Kerry's mug in his verbal tribute to our fighting men?

    If the Duke were alive today … but he is not, and in short order neither will America be. Like John we have a cancer and we are not going to last much longer in spite of all the patriotic words and flag waving. It is all a rather laughable and pathetic sight for those who are able to see it.

  23. What the hell is John Kerry doing in this video? what a disgrace to Eddy.

  24. John Wayne is the epitome of a gentleman, respectful as always, knowing right from wrong and standing up for those values. Just his voice, even without the video, is inspirational. His legacy lives on, true and faithful.

    I agree with the comment regarding common sense. What good is a bachelor's degree if they have no common sense? We need HONEST politicians with respect for fellow man and the country he or she represents.

  25. Patrick J. Deromedi says:

    Who was asleep and put kerry in here. A true "TRATIOR" along with Hanoi jane

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