Sunday, November 8, 2009

US Veterans Day: November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day in the United States, unlike other holidays, is typically celebrated on November 11, unless it falls on a weekend, while many other national holidays are transferred to the nearest Monday so we can have a three day weekend.

All for Hymn is celebrating a bit early this year, "lest we forget..."

Those who have fought and are fighting for our freedom need to be remembered.  Let's make this a Veterans Week.

Orson Wells tells of the origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, then a group of high school choirs and a grade school choir sing it.

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
"As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal;
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
Since God is marching on."

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Since God is marching on.

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