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Hymn To The Fallen

September 11, 2021

On 911 we remember ALL of our American heroes.

Most of you have heard pieces of John Williams’ Hymn To The Fallen via the film Saving Private Ryan. Here is a wonderful video with the full score set against a backdrop of photos that are sure to move you. If you are an American, the pictures and sheer numbers will bring you to tears. I am equally sure that this video will resonate deeply in other parts of the world as well. If you watch just one video this year, watch this one and ponder the history and future of our great nation. I personally thank you for doing so.

The next time you see one of our veterans in public (regardless of age, rank or sex), I also strongly urge you to go up straight away to that person and thank them sincerely for their service. Believe me, that small genuine act would mean a lot to so many.

Thanks to RemySwiss for posting this on YouTube.

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  1. So many wars, so many fallen, in so many places and fields – some recognized, some not – beautiful share – I’m always reminded of one speech, that to me, speaks to it all even though the verbiage of the time may offend some, now, on words used, references to nation not ‘our home/life/neighbors’ fronts – but still – many fall, over and over, to fight and protect what they cherish and wish to preserve for those they love….

    “We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives, that that nation might live.

    It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.

    It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.”

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