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Now this is our after the session members from last time here on the that we do girl guide girl drew right can I give -- I wanna give it over here are you ever by Maria yeah.
Ago that Joseph Joseph Mercado was.
On -- -- shall we sang a song that he had that initially did two years ago a program called thank you soldier and after you appeared on FOX & Friends what happened your life.
A lot of great things when I wrote the song had no clue that it would build coach Pete was much is it.
We started getting you know offers to -- sing at the front of -- I get a couple of -- here right in New York.
There were really exciting and we ended up doing I think it was two years ago we -- on the US's USS intrepid.
For the veterans day celebration what was so great about that it was such I wasn't expecting it to be such a yellow van that was my first real.
You know they had built fighter jets flying over its.
And they have no food on for just real well yeah distributed advocate for all I've done now what -- -- -- mean it was just a really special bonds will be saying -- there are.
And also go to you know smaller things -- saying it military hospitals -- -- bully your song touches accord because you know so often people serve and nobody ever says thank you in your song called thank you soldier.
You finally I can.
That's right which they deserve but why do you why do you care so much change.
It it was a it was a it's been a progress I wasn't so -- -- I I wasn't a veteran myself several mom of the -- and we did serve in the military.
And I just always been very supportive of people -- obviously.
The -- our freedoms and providing us with the luxuries that we have.
Anybody who's not appreciative that is not.
Very bright moon.
And to -- you -- a portion of the proceeds to various charities as well as I got a big heart.
Yes I mean it's just me I mean I'm happy I'm grateful -- -- to sing the song.
A lot of people help me wouldn't.
The wonderful production team to put the song together in Rochester New York where it originated from.
It's a -- live I live in Rochester New York it's very proud -- -- and so.
We're gonna keep singing -- that the lyrics weren't guests the very timeless.
Type of always -- always be part of my repertoire and focusing for years to come from many.
Heroes and their families.
So do you music full time this is what you're -- you've been a singer all along and then that the troops on is what really yeah I mean this recognition you house I would a lot of songs is just one of my songs a lot of my songs are.
Has three albums out not working on a new album independent -- All my music on iTunes and a lot of songs but the share with people but this one really struck a chord it's opening doors for me so.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- And Steve mention that -- -- and the part of the proceeds from that song in particular is what goes to helping veterans.
Yes we have -- -- a couple different ones we want as wounded warriors which is a big organization.
I try to find smaller ones -- like reserve me dot org -- -- -- organization that takes care of somebody you don't think about -- that's -- at the end of the performance.
And you picked up -- that maimed every one because it's honestly -- maybe people aren't soldiers.
Right you know.
Whether I meant that the food -- meaning of the songs and think.
All powerful and we -- on the 319.
US army band and it was comprised.
Army reserves members and some of them have been deployed to my Iraq Saudi Arabia so you actually write their -- soldiers and their home really -- great service to our country.
You know I don't mean to bring up a dollar but that they have that story touched me so much I wanted to just say it but I talked to one of the people before Nixon maybe don't but -- I want of the dedicated in the memory of that man from London England so -- Rigby.
And his family that was.
-- -- because you are saying it obviously from Americans stand point of view but there's a lot of allied troops and all over the world from a lot of different countries that fight with us.
There's you know I once and for -- who you know and inspiration for this song thank you soldier was -- a real person who was killed in Afghanistan.
Can I tell you a brief story please do.
I was in my house in Rochester a couple years ago when there was the story about a man.
I was taking care my grandfather thought it was a beautiful afternoon we just have cook -- It was -- it was paradise you know beautiful day.
So I'm watching -- television show and it was a local golden new show and they -- a very good job.
And they've been told the story about the young soldier was one years -- whose name was Jason Johnson from an area right -- -- -- and how he had gone out in.
Patrol would -- other people in the south southern Afghanistan.
And they triggered -- -- the -- and here it.
-- noticed -- or whatever how it would happen you know and he jumped on saved everyone else.
And I'm just -- -- you know at the time he's he was she's twenty years old.
A lot older than him I'm sitting every mistake in my house and he's gone you know chance and I wanted to write a song for for him and the metaphor for all the people.
And to be honest with you when I wrote the song had no intentions of releasing I wasn't thinking about.
They're never going anywhere.
You know I was just gonna that I read a lot of songs about a friend of mine from Rochester New York by the name of Ferdinand -- Smith -- -- wonderful music producer.
He said are you working on anything new and I said yeah and then.
Played in the song says.
Let's go forum and -- really backing up with a much production.
And then it went from there next thing you know when -- run.
We're on TV in Britain to great story to thank -- and it proves it can no matter you know you never know.
What's going to be right around the corner that's not gonna change in life that -- the story inspired.
All right so folks if you'd like to hear -- -- and he's got hundreds of songs and a bunch of them are on iTunes check out -- Ricardo be argued CAT.
Thank you very much -- -- much thank -- You're gets ready to go home -- -- taken.
Charles I -- ready and I'm ready father.
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Thank you Gloria let you.
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