May 1, 2020, - 8:01 pm

MUST SEE Video: Makes Me Even Prouder to Be American

By Debbie Schlussel

If you are a proud American, this video will make you even prouder. If you are a proud Jew, this video will move you. If you are pro-Israel, this video will touch you deeply.

I posted an abbreviated version of this Wednesday on my Facebook and new Twitter accounts (after being kicked off for liberal political reasons I’ll discuss in another post). Wednesday was Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. It was also the 75th anniversary of the United States Armed Forces liberating the Dachau Nazi death camp. As a proud American, proud Jew, supporter of Israel, the daughter of a U.S. Army veteran (and the relative of several others, including my cousin Col. Damian Schlussel of the U.S. Air Force), and the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, I was extremely proud and moved to watch this. The best part of this is the last minute or so where Holocaust survivor Abba Naor discusses what the American soldiers did for him.

My friend, Paul Teller, a Special Assistant to President Trump and Vice President Pence, sent me this. Thanks, Paul!

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14 Responses

Thank you Debbie. That was great!

PDMac60 on May 2, 2020 at 12:11 am

Thank you for sharing.

Santiago Perez on May 2, 2020 at 9:42 am

Now that I am an old man and totally disabled, I am so glad that I had the opportunity to tour Israel in August of 1971 when I was a soldier serving with the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) of the United States Army on a special thirty-day leave from the war in the old Republic of Viet Nam.

(i.e., a “STAR WARS” movie fan, I love referring to “the old Republic”!)

Imagine my surprise to learn that Israel also has a “101st Airborne”!

Here is the URL at the YOU TUBE web site where you can view my homemade amateur video recording of ME (!) performing some favorite Israeli songs, including an original poem that I wrote describing my visit to Israel.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC231D981498A2DF2

John Robert Mallernee on May 2, 2020 at 10:25 am

This was very nice.

Guy Rupert on May 2, 2020 at 11:20 am

Beautiful

Its all that and more.

Phil Lipofsky on May 2, 2020 at 11:53 am

Thank you so much for this beautiful video! I can’t thank you enough! You are the best, Debbie

Dina Kim on May 2, 2020 at 11:58 am

This brought tears to my eyes. I grew up in Washington Heights in New York City. A very large Jewish population and at a young age very aware of survivors because of their (dehumanizing) tattoo. A good friend of mine went to Auschwitz with her grandparents because her grandparents lost their whole family. That was 50 years ago and I still remember her stories of her visit with her grandparents. G-D Bless Israel!

Anastasia on May 2, 2020 at 12:13 pm

What a wonderful tribute for a truly blessed man. Brought tears to my eyes. It is so evil, that which has been perpetrated on a group of people solely because of their belief and ability to innovate. May God bless Israel and bless the USA.

Jack on May 2, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Thanks for posting this! Wasn’t aware of Dachau liberation day. Forwarded this to many with your words as well.

Rick on May 2, 2020 at 2:32 pm

US Navy retired, spent 2 years in Israel working with police and IDF Navy at, Yael Taom navy base Haifa Israel. Early 90’s. I cried. Shalom Abba.

Happy Independence Day Israel.

Mike Coulter on May 2, 2020 at 8:46 pm

Unspeakably moving . . .

DSfan on May 3, 2020 at 4:34 pm

Thank you, Debbie.

Sniff! I’m still fighting back tears.

Regards,

TINSC (aka There is NO Santa Claus)

There is NO Santa Claus on May 3, 2020 at 8:33 pm

I remember going to Haifa Israel while in the Navy. I got a history lesson from the girl I stood watch with at the gate and I could tell that she was very proud of her country. I loved my time there and have wanted to go back ever since. Thank you for posting this Debbie as it was very moving. Have a nice Monday.

Ken B on May 4, 2020 at 7:29 am

Immediately upon hearing the Israeli anthem Abba Naor stood up on his feet as if it were a part of his DNA. Not an iota of hesitation. A true hero and patriot!

YCHtT on May 20, 2020 at 11:41 pm

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