"... Our Servicemen and women
are serving throughout the world
as guardians of peace--
many of them away from their homes,
and their families.
They are visible evidence
of our determination to meet
any threat to the peace with
measured strength and high resolve.
They are also evidence of a harsh
but inescapable truth--
that the survival of
freedom requires great cost and
commitment, and great personal sacrifice."
Today we should give our thanks
to those who serve to protect our wonderful country.
For without them.. where would we be?
to all our military personnel...
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You are listening to
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" Midi
.. also known as "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory"
outside of the United States,
This is a song by American writer Julia Ward Howe
Howe's lyrics were written in November 1861 and
first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862
(Midi file supplied by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards )
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