A cousin of mine sent this to me the other day, but I didn’t get to it until now. There’s much that can and should be said about the bravery and sacrifice of people who serve and have served our country, but sometimes it’s better conveyed in other ways This video is one such way. Nearly 4.1 million people have viewed it since June.
Since it’s always an appropriate time to thank our vets, here’s an extraordinary video very much worth the watch. So, we present another Veterans Day tribute . . . because it’s never a day late to express our appreciation to them.
I love going to patriotic music concerts. The best part is when the band breaks into the the military service branch songs medley and the band leader asks members of the audience to stand when their song is played. The rythmic clapping and singing, punctuated by loud applause as each groups stands is always a touching moment as reluctant, but proud, heroes accept the undying gratitude of their countrymen. A grateful commonwealth and country appreciates Virginia’s and America’s veterans!
Armed Forces Medley
Performed by the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus
Anchor’s aweigh, my boys, anchor’s aweigh,
Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day
Through our last night on shore,
Drink to the foam until we meet once more,
here’s wishing you a happy voyage home!
Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At ‘em boys, Give ‘er the gun!
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or die in flame
Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our country’s battles
in the air, on land, and sea!
First to fight for right and freedom,
And to keep our honor clean,
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.
So here’s the Coast Guard marching song,
We sing on land or sea.
Through surf and storm and howling gale,
High shall our purpose be.
“Semper Paratus” is our guide,
Our fame, our glory too.
To fight to save or fight to die,
Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you!
First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battles won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along
Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong
For where e’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.