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Thread #59418   Message #2203598
Posted By: Rapparee
27-Nov-07 - 08:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Dear Mom,

I received an award today. So did the Library. Same one.

"In recognition of your devoted contribution and outstanding service to the making of the 2007 Field of Heroes...."

The FoH is a project of the various local veterans' service organizations. A white cross, with a name, rank and date of death, is placed in cemetery order for everyone killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. It makes quite a show, and brings the casualties home with a gut punch.

Pocatello is the only city in the US that does this on this scale.

So, the vets' groups wanted to film it -- the Library of Congress had asked them for a video of it.

I said that the Library would pay $500.00 for one of the videos. That was the opening bid and enough was raised to do the videotaping. Unfortunately, there isn't enough to do more than to make the rough cut DVD of 15 minutes. More money (about $5,000) is needed.

I think that they gave me the award because the Library has the center for finding grants and they want me to find the five grand.

Kinda neat though, getting an award.

Just thought I'd let you know, Mom.

The next award will be a Grammy.

Your wonder boy,