Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bristol Motor Speedway and Patriotism

I received the following in an email from Bristol Motor Speedway. If you're on their e-mail list, I'm sure you received it as well.

However, I found this to be commendable and knew some of our bloggers out there have served in the military or have family currently serving, and wanted to spread the word. This is straight from Bristol Motor Speedway, not my words:


Seeking your photos to salute "Our American Soldier" during Sharpie 500 pre-race ceremonies

As Bristol fans, you know audience participation in pre-race ceremonies is a tradition here at "The World's Fastest Half-Mile." You also know patriotism often plays a role. As a salute to our nation and the men and women of our armed forces, we're preparing a video tribute featuring the song "American Soldier" by Toby Keith and we need your help.

We have Bristol fans who are veterans and many who still actively serve. Many fans have loved ones currently overseas protecting our freedom. Some have even made the ultimate sacrifice defending the Red, White and Blue.

We cannot think of a better way to salute "Our American Soldier" than to feature military service photos of you or your family members who have served, or currently serve our nation proudly.

To that end, we're requesting you e-mail a photo of you, or your family member in uniform, either formal or candid, to photo@bristolmotorspeedway.com. Please limit your e-mail to just one photograph. Please make sure the individual in the photo is in uniform. While we cannot promise all photos submitted will be included, we will try to incorporate as many of them as we can into the video tribute. Photos must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, August 14.

Thanks for your help in advance and God Bless America.

9 comments:

Gene Haddock said...

Sounds like a commendable idea. A small ammount of free tickets for active duty and vets would be better, but the video is a nice gesture.

I heard that they finally sold out for the night race coming up in 10 days.

HotfootLori said...

Nice suggestion.

Yeah, first time in a long time that has even been an issue for the night race. My goodness!

photogr said...

The ones that I know and grew up with have passed on or were KIA.

I do think this is a great idea.

klvalus said...

Cool Lori - thanks for passing along to those of us not on their mailing list!

HotfootLori said...

Thank you Mr. Photo and Ms. Kristen :)

Bristol race should be fun!

Tsfanpc said...

Great idea that Bristol Raceway has there. And a wonderful tribute to our men and women in service and their families.

Forensic2 blog said...

Sounds like a great thing to do. Maybe more tracks should get in on it. Maybe just maybe the goverment will take notice of it and realize we the people don't for get about the Arm forces like they do when they are no longer serving.

Great pick up Lori.
Cheers2You

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Bob said...

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