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Monday, May 31, 2010

Take time to remember this day…


Today is Memorial Day. There are many to remember. Let us pay homage to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice; honor those who have lived through the tumult of war and keep in our hearts those who remain unknown but whose valor is marked by the haunting tone of taps.

The video below, presented by lovemyhayley's YouTube Channel and prepared through OneTrueMedia, is a beautiful tribute for this day and features “Requiem for a Soldier” (the theme From Band of Brothers) music composed by Michael Kamen, originally introduced with lyrics by Amici Forever and now sung by Katherine Jenkins.

The lyrics are incredibly moving.

“You never lived to see
What you gave to me
One shining dream of hope and love
Life and liberty
With a host of brave unknown soldiers
For your company you will live forever
Here in our memory

In fields of sacrifice
Heroes paid the price
Young men who died for old men's wars
Gone to paradise
We are all one great band of brothers
And one day you'll see we can live together
When all the world is free

I wish you'd lived to see
All you gave to me
Your shining dream of hope and love
Life and liberty
We are all one great band of brothers
And one day you'll see - we can live together
When all the world is free”


3 comments:

arlee bird said...

Nice tribute.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Gordon~ said...

A beautiful Memorial day tribute. I love Katherine Jenkins she sings from the heart. Bravo Paula!

Paula Slade said...

Lee- Thank you so much!!

Gordon - You and I are on the same page!!! When I discovered her - just a couple of months ago, I felt the same thing - she's the real deal and "sings from her heart!!!" :)