Saturday, February 02, 2013

A Birthday Video Tribute To Andrew Breitbart From Move America Forward

Yesterday would have been Andrew Breitbart's 44th birthday. It will be one year on March 1 that he left us too soon. He is still sorely missed.

In honor of this birthday, Move America Forward released the following video tribute:

In an e-mail with the video, MAF sent the following message.
Andrew Breitbart was our friend, our colleague, and our brother in supporting America's troops, and today we celebrate his birthday and reflect on how deeply we miss him and his influence. Andrew was born on February 1st, 1969.

Last year, on March 1st, we were shocked and deeply saddened to lose him. Our prayers and thoughts continue to go out to his wife Susannah, his four children, and the rest of his family. May he continue to rest in peace with God in Heaven.

We celebrate his life and efforts.

Andrew clearly understood the need to have a public expression of support for the troops. He never, ever wanted another Vietnam Syndrome to affect the United States when our troops went unappreciated and even scorned by some for their service to our country.

When we started the Troopathons (our web-a-thon to raise money for care packages for the troops), Andrew was instantly on board. He co-anchored the fund-raiser with great gusto, bringing along some of his Hollywood friends. Andrew helped bring in more than $3 million for care packages. His generosity was well known among his friends and close associates.

Last year we dedicated MAF's 5th Annual Troopathon to Andrew's memory.

Andrew had a very serious side when he was fighting against anyone that he felt was harming America, but he also had a playful spirit that inspired and embraced life.

Over at Legal Insurrection, Anne Sorock wrote her remembrances of him.

One of his final Twitter messages was being retweeted by several last night, and sums up his spirit.

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