July 4th
The Videos



July 4th Tribute to Veterans Past and Present
Sponsored by Patriotwatch.com and Prototerra.com

All gave some... Some gave all!

July 4, 2012 Tribute to Veterans Past and Present

The original program with live and recorded videos for honored guests
(Please note: Some videos are no longer at the links provided. They will be updated as time permits)

Webmaster Dave Jenest introduces
Prototerra founder, Robert Flesch:

Opening remarks... - Bob Flesch of Prototerra on webcam

  The Star Spangled Banner

  A Soldier's Prayer

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The late Red Skelton recites this time honored classic as our recognition of The Pledge:  Related website: http://www.patriotwatch.com/PledgeRally.htm

 Pledge Story Red Skelton



 John Wayne "America Why I Love Her"



Welcome Address: KEITH ANTHONY, CEO, PDN, Inc.

"Thank you for joining Patriot Defenders Network for the ground breaking of our Virtual Veteran's War Memorial.   This project is more than just a memorial to honor those who have served our country. 

This is a living community that provides a unique communication experience that goes beyond email, text messaging and even phone conversations.
The War Memorial is at the center of Veterans Village, a place where veterans, active duty personnel and their families can communicate in real time no matter how far apart they are physically. 

An Internet connection is all that is needed. 
The Virtual Veterans Park was created specifically for our wounded warriors who are receiving treatment at various military medical and rehab centers. 

In this park, these soldiers are able to walk and talk with each other in a virtual forum to discuss their treatment, rehab, or everyday conversations. 
Please take a few moments to walk around the Memorial and chat with friends or strangers.  This community and virtual world changes daily from people you meet, to new content or features added to the site.  
We'd love to hear from your experience visiting the Memorial and any comments and suggestions you may have that would enrich your time spent here. 

It is our hope that you leave this place with a greater appreciation and respect for those who have given some, or given all in defense of the freedoms we enjoy.
God bless our troops, and God bless America! "


 US military medley


Dave introduces Lizzy's song Remember Me. There is a webpage link on the wall about this story and Bruce Maiman's Interview with Lizzy on KFBK. http://www.patriotwatch.com/rememberthewounded.htm

Introducing  BRUCE MAIMAN

 Remember Me Our friend Lizzy

 Tribute Song "Soldier I Thank You" 


Introduce Lisa Mei Norton - Featured Guest entertainer. Lisa's MySpace page will be on the wall.     http://www.myspace.com/lisameinorton

 Enemy Number One - Lisa Mei Norton

 Freedoms First

 A Revolution's Brewing

 Billy Ray Cyrus - Some Gave All

Music video by Billy Ray Cyrus performing Some Gave All with Charley Randazzo (C) 1993
Mercury Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Remembering those who served in World War I

Songs are in this order: It's A Long Way to Berlin but We'll Get There, The Yanks Started Yankin, I May Stay Away A Little Longer, It's A Long Way to Tipperary, What Kind of an American Are You, How Ya Gonna Keep Them Down on the Farm

 World War 1 Songs

 World War I Period Music and Pictures

The Great War short clip #2, World War 1 Era Period Music and Pictures. WW1 spanned from August of 1914 to November of 1918 and raged across the globe. The United States was officially involved in the war from April 1917 to the end. The doughboys are nearly forgotten today in the shadow of World War 2, Vietnam and Iraq. Millions of American men and women, black and white, served our country in The Great War. This series of shorts shows the music of their time and photographs from the Great War. Brought to you by the team that created the High Definition documentary series, World War 1 American Legacy. World War 1 American Legacy is available on DVD from retailers like Amazon.com Official website: www.GreatWarFilm.com

Dave Jenest pays tribute to the 790 Tin Can Sailors that lost their lives to Typhoon Cobra - 18 December 1944. Dave's father was among them. Young hero Joe Guio is on the memorial and a link on the wall. http://www.patriotwatch.com/Joe_Guio.htm

Chuck Smith

Evan Fenn

Also on the wall, the PDN Website with interviews from survivors.  http://www.patriotwatch.com/conference-call.htm

 Navy Hymn Eternal Father-Strong to Save


WE SALUTE YOU! Full version of military branch themes and invitation to all our virtual world active duty service members and veterans to take the stage.

 From the Halls of Montezuma

 The Ballad of the Green Beret - Special Forces tribute



 Airforce Song


 U.S. Coast Guard Tribute Toby Keith American Hero

 Anchors Aweigh



We change the pace as we look to the Civil War for a moment of remembrance.





 When Johnny Comes Marching Home


Noted Bandmaster Patrick Gilmore wrote the lyrics for this tune when his band was attached to the 24th Massachusetts Infantry. The tune is the same as the Irish song "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye" but there is some dispute as to which came first. "Johnny" did not refer to "Johnny Reb" but most likely Gilmore's future brother-in-law, a Union army officer.

The story behind the song is on the Library of Congress website: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200000024/default.html

The first page of the song (Louis Lambert was a pseudonym of Gilmore's) bears a dedication at the top "to the army and the navy of the Union". This was not a Confederate song.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  1SGT CJ GRISHAM - A Soldiers Perspective

Both of CJ's Websites are featured on the wall as well as the BlogTalk radio show with KFBK and Bruce Maiman. http://www.patriotwatch.com/V-Day2008.htm and www.soldiersperspective.us and http://theyhavenames.com/

REFLECTIONS: As we watch and listen to videos messages from and about our troops, members of our virtual world share their personal thoughts and stories with each other.

Let us remember the 13 U.S. soldiers KIA in Afghanistan after the media feeding frenzy over Michael Jackson's death on June 25. These are the true American heroes and treasure lost.


 Thank You For The Troops.

 The Soldier Song

 Have you Forgotten?

 When You're Gone - Support Our Troops Tribute

Official Semper Fi Sweethearts Video

A little humor:  far far away

 US Army Marching Song

USMC Cadence. 'Mama Can't you see.'

To Our Troops and Their Families- "We Thank You" - Joe Monto

 My Salute To ALL of The Troops

 I Salute You

 American Soldiers... You'll Never Walk Alone.

 Angel By My Side (Song for Our Military Heroes)

 Fallen Soldier

 Please Remember Me

 Tribute Song - 10,000 Miles Away

 If I Die Tomorrow (military music video)

Closing - A Moment to gather family together in reflection and prayers.

 Lee Greenwood - God Bless The USA

Amazing Grace Remembrance

God bless our troops and God bless America!


July 4th Tribute to Veterans Past and Present
Sponsored by Patriotwatch.com and ProtoTerra.com

All gave some... Some gave all
Press Release

June 31, 2009, Sacramento, CA

The All Wars Memorial obelisk, that stands silently, strong and tall on the grounds of California's Capitol, will serve as a unique model for its Virtual World counterpart within the Veterans Village Memorial Park. Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled for July 4th, with completion scheduled for Veterans Day 2009.

The black granite like obelisk, depicting the heroes of our nation, will be the centerpiece for a larger region, dedicated to veterans past and present, military families and wounded warriors returning home from the battlefield. The MIA/POW flag will be displayed as a constant reminder of the deep sacrifices of so many families and their loved ones.

This will be a quiet place to honor our veterans and the only virtual memorial for all veterans, all wars and all service branches. A special marble wall with seals representing all of the armed services and golden arch reading Thank You For Your Service greets visitors as they arrive. On the wall are photos of active duty service members with their units

The Veterans Village will be both a solemn place (the memorial itself) and happy place for families to unite, even if a mom or dad is deployed in service to our nation. Instead of standing in long lines to call home, our troops with Internet access can join the kids in the park, or share intimate moments and conversations with their spouses.

In the Virtual Veterans Park, the soldiers being treated for their wounds at the Fort Bliss, TX Wounded Warrior Unit, will be able to walk with their brother soldiers who are bedridden at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. They were brothers in combat and are being reunited in a world where pain vanishes for a time as they enjoy the brotherhood of warriors.

Robert "Bob" Flesch is the creator, developer and owner of Prototerra.com. This is where the Virtual Veterans Memorial Village will "live" within emerging multi-dimensional technology. It offers high population densities and limitless scalability. Encompassing eight years (80 total person years) of development and testing on a wide range of PC systems, as well as having two patents in process, Prototerra's virtual world platform technology sets the standard for virtual worlds. Bob has developed one of the leading virtual world platforms with over 1.5 million downloads and thousands of concurrent users worldwide.

When asked why Bob and his company would underwrite such a programming intensive and expensive project, he replied: "The sacrifices of our veterans, past and present, inspired me to sponsor this amazing effort. Its functionality is being crafted by real veterans and citizen volunteers in our virtual world. They are the stakeholders and it will truly be their world."

Inspired by a Real World Tribute to our Veterans:

Iris Taggart searched among the 1,734 inscribed bricks at the Veterans Memorial Plaza at Mather Field for 20 minutes before finding her late husband's name. When she found the inscription, "Major Robert 'Tag' Taggart," she knelt, moving her fingers back and forth across his name. She crouched at the brick for several minutes, staring, blinking back tears.

Iris was one of the volunteers organizing the veterans memorial plaza dedication. She coordinated the flyover of a B-17, B-24 and B-25 during the opening ceremonies. "Just listening to the engines gives me goose bumps," she said, adjusting the two B-17 pins attached to her vest. "It's because of him," she added, looking to the sky, "that I'm doing this."

The volunteers at Patriotwatch.com arranged to sponsor the first brick purchased for a neighborhood youngster and the daughter of one of PDN, Inc. co-founders.

The plaza, at the Sacramento Veterans Administration Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, at the former Mather Air Force Base, is a dream come true for many area veterans. The plaza is a 6,200-square-foot oval. Supporters purchased the bricks to honor veterans, some as far back as the Civil War. One inscription honors the Columbia space shuttle crew, another, the veterans of Iraq.

The centerpiece is a 15-foot-tall bronze statue of a medic returning home, with his daughter on his shoulders, waving an American flag. The theme of the plaza is "Coming Home." a theme that resonates with Vietnam veterans, many of whom never received a celebratory homecoming.

The Virtual World's All Wars Memorial, like its real life counterpart and the Mather Memorial Plaza will combine to honor the friends and family members who have served. The inner circle bricks will be to honor those who gave their all. The walkways to the obelisk will pay tribute to our visitors' and members' veterans, past and present. By Veterans Day 2010, there will be a virtual computer kiosk station nearby where one can search the database for their loved one's brick location. Each brick can be linked to any website about that veteran or the family sponsoring the brick.

"Today's youngster will learn Freedom is not Free" writes Dave Jenest, VP Operations for PDN, Inc. "They will take ownership of a virtual personal space and legacy with the brick the family places at the Memorial. One day, a Veterans Day perhaps, they will bring their children to Veteran's Village. They will show them the brick placed there by their parents in their youth and do the same for their children. Those children will learn, we will never forget, All gave some... some gave all."

The proceeds from Village sponsors and the funds collected from brick revenues, will be used for further development of our Virtual World and the ongoing case work of nonprofit PDN, Inc. See: PDN Case Work


Virtual LIVE Performers

Lisa Mei Norton
Performing Virtually from The Independence Day Celebration Charlottesville, Virginia

Virtual Dignitaries

First Sergeant CJ Grisham Active Duty Career Soldier
Webmaster - Blogger - Talk Radio Host
A Soldiers Perspective and They Have Names

Bruce Maiman Talk Radio Host - Commentator
A Friend to all veterans
Hear the Show with Bruce and CJ

Keith Anthony CEO
Patriot Defenders Network, Inc.
Co-Sponsor of our virtual world
Sacramento, California

David Jenest,
Webmaster/VP Operations
Patriot Defenders Network, Inc
1818 H Street Unit 1
Sacramento, CA 95811-2146
Phone: (916) 448-2619
Fax: (916) 444-0935

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