Is Patriotism Dead?

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Reveille, a quiet little film with a very big message, is reviving patriotism one soldier, one veteran, one Internet viewer at a time. Available on Reveille has picked up over a quarter of a million viewers in two weeks time.

Is patriotism dead? Not according to Reveille, a film short that is currently sweeping the Internet. The 11-minute DVD is a tribute to American veterans, starring David Huddleston and James McEachin, (2006 Benjamin Franklin Award-winning author of VOICES: A Tribute to the American Veteran).

Reveille was released on Google Video ( a little over one month ago and has attracted 250,000 page-viewers to date, resulting in an onslaught of fan letters, and an expectation to exceed one million page-viewers within a short amount of time given the current rate of growth (viewer count was 6300 on June 30, 2006).

"Believe it or not, the interest in the film started with a showing for overseas troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has just grown from there," says McEachin. "I've been getting heartfelt email from everywhere -- even Russia and Finland. It's amazing, I call Reveille 'the little film that could.' Not one word of dialogue, but it speaks volumes. It says that patriotism is alive and well; it says 'Thank you, veterans'. A message that's spreading like wildfire to soldiers, veterans, and Internet users every where.

For more information, visit Reveille may be accessed on Type in Reveille to search.

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'No veterans, no democracy. No democracy, no America" -- James McEachin (from the Benjamin Franklin Award-winning CD: VOICES: A Tribute to the American Veteran)


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