THE TOP, THE BEST, AND THE GREATEST PATRIOTIC MUSIC VIDEOS!
June 6, 2008
HERE IS MY COLLECTION OF PATRIOTIC MUSIC VIDEOS, WHICH HAS BEEN ON THE #1 PAGE IN GOOGLE SEARCH TERMS FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS! INCLUDES ELVIS, RAY CHARLES, TOBY KEITH, JOHNNY HORTON, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, JAMES BROWN, WHITNEY HOUSTON, AND A DOZEN MORE!
Here’s ELVIS PRESLEY and his classic”AMERICAN TRILOGY”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb7XM6NZorU
Now here’s TRADE MARTIN and “AMERICAN WARRIOR” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts-CBnZvk0Y
Here’s JOHNNY HORTON and, “BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS”.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsRK3DNoa_Q
Now here’s PAUL EVANS, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA” http://www.paulevans.com
Here’s TONY POWERS AND “9/11 IN MEMORIAM” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDp2yBxVrIA&feature=related
And now for Ray Charles and, “America The Beautiful”
Now for a less traditional version by JIMI HENDRIX “LIVE” AT WOODSTOCK! http://www.veoh.com/videos/v753124YDzmtwwA
JAMES BROWN and, “LIVING IN AMERICA”.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND “BORN IN THE U.S.A.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-cRDyFKSD4&feature=related
RITA MORENO from, “WEST SIDE STORY”…”AMERICA”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QS7wWzwak4
JIMMY CAGNEY and, “I’M A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY”. http://video.aol.com/video-detail/james-cagney-yankee-doodle-dandy-1942/579192495
AND WE WOULDN”T HAVE FREEDOM WITHOUT OUR BOYS!
MARINES AND “FROM THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXpUcRVzV1s
AIR FORCE: “WILD BLUE YONDER” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GScL1CDobTA&feature=related
Now for the ARMY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L1iyOWwmDQ&feature=related
And The Navy, “ANCHORS AWAY” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMTXZd9BlYE
Now here is “UNITED WE STAND” by the Joel Diamond Experience featuring Benny Mardones and Teresa James
AND TO ALL THE TROOPS WHO RISK THEIR LIVES EVERY DAY TO KEEP US SAFE AND STRONG…THANK YOU from ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB Now taps being played at the Arlington cemetery. http://sroblog.com/2010/05/28/taps-buglers-at-arlington-national-cemetery-video/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sroblog+%28Snow+Report+Blog%29
HERE’S LEE GREENWOOD AND “GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.”
FINALLY HERE IS WHITNEY HOUSTON AND “THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER”
I WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH A POEM BY HUNTER GEORGE…
THE VIEW FROM MY PORCH BY
June 7, 2012
Sitting on my porch has always been a comfort to me. I have been fortunate to have front porches in most of the places I have lived. There is a special peace that comes from sitting on your front porch in your favorite rocker of an evening, being carressed by a warm breeze, listening to crickets and watching lightning bugs flash their lights as they float across the lawn. It gives a person opportunity to think and delve into the mysteries of life.
Tonight I puzzled on why so many people forgot about D Day, which happened 68 years ago, on June 6, 1944. A few people as well as I, posted things on Facebook, but I was amazed at the lack of response from my friends to what I posted. Anyone who watched the movie “Saving Private Ryan” got what I think was a tiny taste of the terror of war. I tried to picture in my mind being on a landing craft as the gate fell and you just start running into Hell on Earth. You run on fear and guts. You are in red water and stepping in guts, and you make it to something that protects you, or maybe you find you’re laying in the sand with no legs…….or if you are lucky there is suddenly silence and the blackness of death.
In 1995 I wrote a poem after watching programs on D-Day and the end of World War II. I hope you like it.
REFLECTIONS AFTER FIFTY YEARS
All material is copyrighted 1995-2012 Henry H. George
Fifty years of silence, beginning to fade.
They speak for those who cannot speak from the grave.
I see them on programs about D-Day, VE-Day and VJ-Day.
They try to speak of the unspeakable
That they have lived with for fifty years or more,
And as they try to talk now, for the first time,
They falter, their voices fall silent;
as tears fall down emotion wracked faces
For comrades they saw die those long years ago.
I was just a child when they went off to war.
They finally came home and started families,
Friends and neighbors who are with us today.
But I, like they, wonder about families never started
Who might have been my friends today
They say they are not heroes, and maybe that is true,
But I bow to them all in homage,
Both the living and the dead,
As wrapped in fear and terror, they fought
That I would be free.
I have been honored to kneel at the wall
And touch the name of a childhood friend;
And though not knowing any of those asleep
For half a century or more,
Stood among the thousands in the Cambridge-American
Cemetery in England, tears filling my eyes
For those who had fallen for me.
I always knew if I ever got the chance,
I would go where they are
To honor them and say a prayer
That could not be said as a child.
To those of you who yet live, I hope you will understand
That just as you can’t find the words to speak
Of what you lived through,
I will never find the words to express my feelings
Of thankfulness and respect for you.
It is here in my heart and in tears
On a far away grave.
Copyright 1995 Hunter George https://www.facebook.com/#!/hhuntergeorge
Special thanks to Patti Dahlstrom for her help in putting this tribute together. http://pattidahlstrom.com
Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne
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