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GySgt Nick Popaditch’s Amazing Memorial Day Speech

GySgt Nick Popaditch
May 23, 2014

This is short, at less than 6 minutes, but is a fantastic thank you note to those who have gone before us, preserving our freedom with their lives.

In the video, OIF veteran Gunny Popaditch runs down some the famous or legendary moments in Marine Corps history, then talks about freeing the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein.

“I watched them celebrate. I watched them rejoice. I looked into their faces and what I realized I was looking at was liberty. I was looking at people who had grown up under a dictator, had never known a day’s freedom their entire lives. I was in my late thirties. I realized I had never known a day without it.”

Listen to the whole thing.

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