Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Free Music !

A Sister's Tribute

Maybe it is my Scottish blood that makes me think everyone will respond to the word free. Although my cynical temperament makes me think everyone will react with a "What's the catch" attitude. I'm sooo confused!!!

Don't worry. I'll get over it. However! This time there is no catch. May 29th 2006 is Memorial Day - Jordan Leigh is trying to have her song played on Memorial Day. You can help by first listening to it and then sending the link to your favorite radio host/station.

Jordan Leigh has written a beautiful and moving song for our fallen soldiers and dedicated it to her brother Kenneth Schall who died while serving in Iraq. Listen to her song:

Soldier, I Thank You

In addition to her song she has shared her feeling and written the following words:

As American citizens, we have to admire the spirit and patriotism that was felt by our service men and women when they made the decision to defend this nation. They are America's finest, and we, as American citizens, are the benefactors of their decisions to protect us. We must continue to support and pray for them as we did when the war began. These men and women took an oath to be the guardians of some of the greatest words ever written on paper, The Constitution of the United States of America. In this civilized society, which is governed under a democracy, if we want to bring about change, we simply go to the voting booth. We live in a nation where we can enjoy the freedom and the right to have our voices be heard. This comes at a high price, which so many of our fellow Americans have paid.

My hero, and brother, Sergeant Kenneth John Schall, and over 2,300 men and women in uniform, have died in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom, honoring the oath that they made to this great nation. As the war continues, there will be many more of our armed forces who will make the ultimate sacrifice, and thousands more who will return to their families injured or disabled. We must stand behind them while they are on the front lines and continue to support our heroes when they return home. My mother and I, "Terri Schall" have personally visited Brooke Army Medical Center to say, "Soldier, I Thank You for your commitment and service to this country."” We owe our troops our deepest gratitude and full support.

This is a time of great concern for all Americans. The thoughts and opinions of the American people differ about this war. The fact remains that we are at war, and our armed forces are the men and women who have answered the call. Remember, we are able to pursue our endeavors in the land of the free and the home of the brave because our military is watching over the land, sea and sky. Our troops don't have the luxury of choosing the wars they will fight in,. We must never take for granted or misuse the American spirit that lives in them, because it is the same American spirit that lives in all of us

Thanks to Grey Eagle for the above quote, posting and hosting this.

Hat Tip to Cary Cartter whose blog, I'm Thinking of the "O" Word..., is a wonderful place to visit. Go ahead and take your shoes off. Put your feet on the coffee table.

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