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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones

A beautiful Memorial Day weekend to you!

Recently Sweet Boy’s school choir gave a wonderful performance of a lovely patriotic song. It was written by Lowell Alexander, Orrin Hatch,  and Philip Naish.

Blades of grass and pure white stones
Shelter those who've come and gone.
Just below the emerald sod
Are those who reached the arms of God.

    Buried here with dignity
    Endless rows for all to see,
    Freedom's seeds in sorrow sown,
    'Neath blades of grass and pure white stones.

Blades of grass and pure white stones
Cover those who left their homes
To rest in fields here, side by side,
Lest we forget their sacrifice.

    Buried here with dignity
    Endless rows for all to see,
    Freedom's seeds in sorrow sown,
    'Neath blades of grass and pure white stones.

The video is a bit shaky as I had to keep wiping my eyes. :)

Sweet Guy is located in the second row, third child from the left. 

Let us not forget,

Laura

4 comments :

Auntie Em said...

Great job by the choir! Beautiful song. Thank you for sharing! :)

ellen b. said...

Beautiful tribute!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful! Tell your son Thanks for a great job.
Unfortunately, to many do forget the real reason for the "Special Day".
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Liz Hockamier said...

Gulp! I loved this. :)

SO very grateful that some don't forget.
~Liz