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New Video: Memorial Day

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This is the video I made for this Memorial Day. Regardless of how I feel about past and currents wars, I honor and respect anyone who signs up to defend our country. This video is my Memorial Day tribute to all of those brave men and women.
Posted on Sun, 27 May 2007 12:43
john leek @ Sun, 27 May 2007 02:58
Wow, that is really good.

An excellent tribute.
rightiswrong @ Sun, 27 May 2007 04:58
A very thought provoking tribute, how many more must die for fascism and oil?
rightiswrong @ Sun, 27 May 2007 05:00
Thank you, Ava.
alancharles @ Sun, 27 May 2007 05:10
Ava, I have shared the link to this video with everyone in my email address list. Once more, you have shown us the horror or war with a video. Please don't ever stop.
ShanesMom @ Sun, 27 May 2007 07:46
My late husband and I always dreamed our first-born would be a compassionate soul. He is. Back in March, 2003, Shane was just 16 and the Iraq War had just started. Shane just turned 21, the day AFTER Virginia Tech. I refuse to send our son over there to kill another mom's son. If we don't learn from history's mistakes (Vietnam) we are destined to repeat them. I ask you, who will be the LAST one to die for a mistake?
Tonydee @ Sun, 27 May 2007 09:00
I just want to thank you for that thought provoking tribute to our men and women in the field.I'm a Viet-Nam vet And I know what they put up with on a day to day basis.Peace to you all.
Janice Cornforth @ Sun, 27 May 2007 10:44
Wonderful tribute Thank you.
Shirley Kittrell @ Mon, 28 May 2007 12:50
Wonderful tribute....thank you.
Philip Brzezinski @ Mon, 28 May 2007 11:59
My oldest nephew and my best friend from high school are in Iraq right now. Every time I hear about another person from Michigan dying over there, I'm on pins and needles until I find out it's not one of them...
Elaine @ Mon, 28 May 2007 03:49
Heartbreaking - are we filled with gratitude to those who went through all the horror? Our family has had four young men over there during this present crisis - Oh that our country would turn back to God!
Phydeaux Speaks @ Mon, 28 May 2007 07:07
Well done.
Terry @ Mon, 28 May 2007 10:00
I never forget that some of the dead now in Iraq were in High School when this war began - my own son is 20.

How can parents let their children go to war? sad
Robert @ Tue, 29 May 2007 05:52
That was very well done yet again Ava. Thanks for the tribute. As for Shanesmom, if your son is over 18, you really can't stop him from joining the military and possilby coming over here. My mother and wife are not crazy bout me being here either. If they had their way, I would not be here.

SSG Robert E. Barnes
Balad, Iraq
Alec 9th Grade @ Wed, 30 May 2007 06:25
You know...The sad thing is that I had to hear of this on Nickelodeon...No one else knew about it! I think it is a great thing that you are doing this!!! smile
Aaron @ Wed, 30 May 2007 06:26
Wtg Ava keep up the great work....
Darby,newcomer @ Wed, 30 May 2007 06:34
Hi Ava! I was just watching Nick News! I decided to check out the two websites they mentiioned! I think whatyou are doing deserves alot of respect! This website is very unique. You should be VERY proud of yourself!I reallly like the music! and the photos! Well ttyl! w/ smile
shana @ Wed, 30 May 2007 07:39
hi saw you on Nick News thought what you were doing was great and I glad that someone is doing something!! smile
Chase. a girl. @ Wed, 30 May 2007 09:39
wink i think its nice that you are doing this and i hope you can influence people all over america. or even in other places. kepp doing this and you just might aconmplish something^^ never give up, never give in, and that's the way to win^^.
delaney @ Wed, 30 May 2007 09:40
Well, Ava...George W. Bush to me is a bad man. He won't stop the war that's going on right now. What if we all get killed? The children in Iraq have been hurt. crying I saw you on NickNews with Linda Ellerbee today, and right when I saw the website name, I went straight to it. Like I said, George Bush is a bad man. He makes all lives misserable.
delaney @ Wed, 30 May 2007 09:56
I think we should start a potician about how to stop war, and make everybody in America vote no matter what their age is! Then give the potician to the president. Either we get a new president or make George Bush stop sending our family members. You see all the commorcials persuading you to go in the war, but that's not right! You will die because Iraqies will catch you off guard. George W. Bush doesn't care about Iraqies! crying He doesn't care if we killed an Iraqi child. Then why should he care about if one of the Iraqies killed one of us! George W. Bush is bad. I'm only nine and it doesn't matter what your age is. If you are young you still have a chance to be powerful.
Kayla(helps) @ Wed, 30 May 2007 10:02
People need to stop doing all these bad things family and friends are being separated it's just not fair to Iraq or America if this keeps going EVERYONE will be dead people need to put an end to this
Doobert @ Wed, 30 May 2007 10:09
this site is a joke and stupid why dont you show some respect for the country you live in or move your fat rear over to Iraq
delaney @ Wed, 30 May 2007 10:26
dear doobert,
this site is made by a kid who thinks she can change the future. Our family members are suffering from pain. Show Ava some respect! If you think it's a joke, think if one of your family members being in the war and getting killed, you would try to stop war be 4 any other family members get killed. Is it ta joke now?
Robert @ Wed, 30 May 2007 10:57
Anyone here of the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928? It was a treaty that renunciated the use of war as an instrument of national policy. It did not work out realy well. War pretty much stinks. I have gone to tow funerals and many more memorial services. Being separated from my family stinks also, but we are doing great things over here. I spent the last two days at the hospital and although it would break your heart, you can tell we are treating Soldiers as well as Iraqi men women and children. Don't forget who the bad guys are. Also read up on the Kellogg-Birand Pact. It did not do much in the years after 1928 (that little thing called WWII) and it would not work now.

SSG Barnes
Balad, Iraq
kelsey simone @ Wed, 30 May 2007 06:34
Wow Ava this is amazing. You sure know what your talking about. This is terrible Bush needs to stop sending out these troops to Iraq and realize that he is leaving family,friends and wives, husbands and children left with the loss of someone they love. crying
ashley @ Wed, 30 May 2007 11:02
this is a great video i heard about this site on nicknews and i think its awsome
doobert @ Thu, 31 May 2007 02:24
well how about we look at some facts here there are more babies and innocent citizens killed in iraq by the terrorist scum with their car bombs than the american soliders. Althought it sucks that soldiers are over there they are there for the protection of iraq and the protection of america.
doobert @ Thu, 31 May 2007 02:28
What is our counrty doing the wrong thing? STOP IT
delaney @ Thu, 31 May 2007 11:55
apparently you don't know about the us's history. u dont care if iraqies r getting killed. and americans are getting killed 2. read about the usa's history!!
Marie @ Thu, 31 May 2007 09:52
Ava, your choice of music really make your videos haunting and moving. This one is especially so, and will stay in my mind for a long time. Everyone - buy the dog tags to help Ava make her documentary.
doobert @ Thu, 31 May 2007 11:56
delaney apparently you know nothing about the history of the world. there is a reason we are the best country in the world. would you rather our country stand back and do nothing about the boneheads in the middle east? no mather what your oppinion is about the war the FACT is our soldiers are saving lives and some times that means taking a few. READ ABOUT WORLD HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
james stabile @ Tue, 05 June 2007 09:12
look people i think we should be shooting them overthere then have them, blowing us up

now for gods sake stop complaining angry
jay @ Thu, 07 June 2007 11:20
i am 13 and in the 7th grad an d excuse my language ,..but there are some dumbk f@#$s out there. did know tht thomas jefferson once said"the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of pateiots and tyrants" so go figure
shadili @ Sun, 10 June 2007 04:03
hie i'm french .it's very nice to do a site about irac war and for american's very nice for them. bye.exuse me for my englich :i no it's no good.
Marie Provencher @ Mon, 11 June 2007 08:02
Je suis québécoise et depuis coin de pays je suis heureuse de te féliciter, Ava, pour le travail remarquable que tu accomplis. Ton site est éloquent, je souhaite que des millions de gens le parcourent et fassent pression auprès de leurs gouvernements respectifs pour que les troupes soient rappelés dans leurs pays sans plus attendre et que le sang cesse de couler en Irak et en Afghanistan.
Bravo pour cette superbe vidéo à l'occasion du Memorial Day !
JAY93 @ Mon, 11 June 2007 11:36
man , the world is coming 2 an end , today i opposed the schools policy on politics, an d u kno what i got kicked out, expeeled from the 7 th grade , so what do u think
MUPPET/CHANGE1995 @ Sat, 16 June 2007 09:49
Our last day of school was June 14th. I had a paper supporting those who are against Bush, and the war. I made tons of copies and hung them around the school. They found out it was me, and during all our last day of school projects, told everyone my opinion, and what is really going on! P.S. MAN THERE ARE A LOT OF REPUBLICANS IN MY SCHOOL!
MUPPET/CHANGE1995 @ Sat, 16 June 2007 09:56
smile Hi Kelsey Simone, you are right, and you keep fighting for what is right. YOU GO GIRL!!!
MUPPET/CHANGE1995 @ Sat, 16 June 2007 09:58
laughing I also heard about this website on Nick News, it is a great website!
Logan @ Sat, 16 June 2007 02:51
I am french. And I see in a paper this site. A lot of french like this site. I think this site is simply a anti bush and more generaly a anti USA for french. I am 15 and maybe I am only french but Ava I think you take yourself too serious. The war in Iraq is the beggin of the story the 21century. And the pacifism isn't the true [sorry for my english]...

If you want to speak of that [yes with a little french with a english very bad] you have my e-amil!^^
Julie Myers @ Mon, 18 June 2007 07:15
I LOVE U 4 doing that!! wink smile crying Please E-mail me back!!
Gwenn @ Mon, 25 June 2007 04:13
Hi Ava, heard about your blog on French radio France Inter last Friday... I'm totally upset by what I can sea and hear, congratulations and please keep on doing that for our conscience...
No, Logan, this is not an anti-bush site, this is the only way to make people believe in peace, and this is the most important thing for us all, human beings. And you could congratulate instead of criticize, because you're a teenager too... Ask your grand-parents or any old people where they were 70 years ago, and you will have another view to this f... war in Iraq !! and you will understand why it is so important to support any person showing trust in peace.
Good luck, Ava, take care !!
LMartin @ Fri, 29 June 2007 08:53
Thanks for your hard work and clear message of peace, Ava. I find your decision to make a public stand against the war very refreshing. Best wishes for all the days of your life.
Robert @ Sat, 30 June 2007 09:52

I must be reading what you are saying incorrectly. You talk about how "messed up" war is and then you reference WWII. The aftermath of WWII was roughly 20 million dead. How many more dead would there have been without U.S. involvement? Campassion is a wonderful thing, but when it distorts reality, that is a bad thing

SSG Barnes
Balad, Iraq
josh @ Thu, 05 July 2007 11:58
ur so nice ava crying
katlin @ Wed, 07 November 2007 06:22
it is so sad that they have to do this way can't they just stop and come home i miss my frind crying crying crying
Leon G. Davis Sr. @ Mon, 31 December 2007 01:30
I See.
My name is here,but my commet is missing.I wish i had the right to do that.?? Every time you do that THANK A VETERAN.
BG @ Sun, 25 May 2008 09:34
Ava, Thank you for your hard work and clear message of peace
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