May 25, 2009

Musical Monday - A Memorial Day Tribute

Happy Memorial Day! Many of you that read my blog have the privilege of standing behind and supporting one of the many Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors that keep us safe. Each of the men and women who serve our country are a blessing; and so are you!

I love "I'm Already There" by Lonestar, and think that this tribute video is great.



A family friend - Andrew Farrar died on his 31st birthday in Iraq. The video below is a tribute that his family put together, based on his favorite Dropkick Murphy's song. The band was kind enough to perform at his funeral.



Both of my grandfathers were in the military during WWII. I learned so much from both of them, but my mom's dad left a distinct impression with me. He had a sense of humor that I will never forget; joking that he ended up in the war because he was in San Francisco and got on the wrong boat! He thought he was going on a cruise. Hahaha. :-) As a little girl, he taught a few of us one of his FAVORITE Army cadences; which I can unfortunately not find a video. The lyrics are below though so you can imagine him teaching this to little kids! He was a hoot.

Oh, and JC entered his boot camp graduation marching to it. I laughed and cried; I don't know which one I did harder - as I hadn't heard the cadence since Grandpa passed away my freshman year of high school. Speaking to JC after the ceremony, he mentioned that he recognized the cadence; but couldn't figure out how he knew it.


In The Army
Oh, the coffee in the Army,
They say it's mighty fine,
It looks like muddy water
And tastes like turpentine.

Chorus
Oh, no! Don't want no more of Army life,
Gee, Mom, I wanna go home!

Oh the food in the Army,
They say it's mighty fine,
A chicken got off the table
And started marking time.

Chorus

And the biscuits in the Army,
They say they're mighty fine,
One jumped off the mess tray
And killed a friend of mine.

Chorus

The women in the army,
They say they're mighty fine,
They look like Phyllis Diller
And march like Frankenstein.

Final Chorus
Oh, no! Don't want no more of Army life,
Gee, Mom, I wanna go,
But they won't let me go,
Gee, Mom, I wanna go home!


Much love to all of you <3

5 comments:

  1. I'm so glad your grandfathers left you with such wonderful memories. These kind of tributes always make me so sad, yet so proud at the same time.

    Justine :o )

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  2. I have a love/hate relationship with that song ... but mostly love. :)

    Happy Memorial Day!

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  3. Thanks for sharing those videos!

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  4. OK, I am going to push play on the Lone Star song right now, but I am already crying! I will pray for your brother tonight before I go to sleep!

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  5. Grandpa would be proud of him :)
    The Lone Star song makes me cry every time I hear it!!

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