Today I heard the absolute best rock version of The Star Spangled Banner I have ever heard. The song sent chills down my spine and goose bumps on my skin. It was not the old dry and drawn out for ever and a day version you keep hearing at sporting events. No, this one is a celebration of America and a tribute to those that choose to serve this country, not only those that service in the military but also the police and fire fighters as well. They want you to know and feel what those that protect us are doing so proudly and many times at great cost to themselves. Sometimes even their lives. This is a song that is fresh and invites you to stand when you hear it.
Here is the song itself being hosted on YouTube on the bands own account. This is a band that is worth taking not of and following.
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I just don’t understand the Republican party and all these religious right wingers, or is it the left wing nuts. I just can’t keep them straight, or is that twisted, any more. We go on and on about how we need to have young people join the military and serve our country but they just don’t believe it or they would allow our young gay men and women serve as well. Have you actually ever seen how a gay man or woman treats others? Have you wondered why they seem to have such a better capacity to love then straight people? They can because they are true to themselves. They don’t deny who or what they are. They are happy being what it is that they are. They are human, they feel, they bleed and can be hurt just like everyone else. The don’t ask don’t tell policy is nothing more then a farce and a political ploy and control mechanism. Read more...(883 words, 1 image, estimated 3:32 mins reading time)