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Monday, May 25, 2009

Remembering Our Military

On this Memorial Day, remember to take time to thank our military for their unfailing sacrifice for our freedom and say a silent prayer for those who have given their all.

While you celebrate the holiday with picnics, bar-be-ques, family and friends, enjoy the following version of "Nineteen", performed by Taylor Hicks at the Roxy on Sunset which was written by Tom Hambridge, Gary Nicholson, Gary and Jeffrey Steele after the September 11 attack on the World Trade Towers.

The story of a young man, only 19, with the opportunity to play football for Tennessee, who chose instead to enlist in our armed forces to fright for our freedom. Whether he saves another soldier and loses his own life or survives to return home to a hero's welcome is open to interpretation. No matter how you think it ends, it's a wonderful story and tribute to the men and women of our Armed Forces.

To them, I say "Thank You". May you be safe this day and every day that you selflessly serve our great nation.



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2 comments:

san said...

I read this somewhere:

"Every day, but especially today," remember our troops.

It is the least we can do for the great sacrifice of our military and their families.

Thanks for remembering.

cath said...

Many of the joys we share with family and friends can be directly attributable to those who have sacrificed their lives throughout the decades/generations .

If you have family members and/or friends that have served in the military; talk about them with the younger generation so they will never be forgotten.

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