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Memorial Day - Arlington (Trace Adkins)

Posted by on May. 22, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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by on May. 22, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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Ethansmom85
by Member on May. 22, 2009 at 2:31 PM

my husbands going to be burried there....

ain-gell72
by on May. 22, 2009 at 2:37 PM

what do you mean? is he gone now or is that his plans for when he goes?

my son just returned from D.C. and seen all of this first hand himself and the pics my boy took, gave ME chills!

Quoting Ethansmom85:

my husbands going to be burried there....


Della529
by Matlock on May. 22, 2009 at 2:45 PM

I never thought that this is where I'd settle down,
I thought I'd die an old man back in my hometown,
They gave me this plot of land, me and some other men,
for a job well done.

There's a big white house sits on a hill just up the road,
The man inside he cried the day they brought me home,
They folded up a flag, and told my mom and dad, 'We're proud of your son'.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company,
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done,
I can rest in peace, I'm one of the chosen ones,
I made it to Arlington.

I remember daddy brought me here when I was eight,
We searched all day to find out where my granddad lay,
And when we finally found that cross,
He said, 'Son this is what it cost, to keep us free'.
Now here I am a thousand stones away from him,
He recognized me on the first day I came in,
And it gave me a chill, when he clicked his heels, and saluted me.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company,
And I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done,
I can rest in peace, I'm one of the chosen ones,
I made it to Arlington.

And every time I hear, twenty-one guns,
I know they brought another hero home, to us.

We're thankful for those thankful for the things we've done,
We can rest in peace, 'cause we were the chosen ones,
We made it to Arlington, yea, dust to dust
Don't cry for us, we made it to Arlington.

Ethansmom85
by Member on May. 22, 2009 at 2:51 PM

oh sorry, his best friend is there now, and thats where he wants to be when hes done his time, (and hopefully at old age, not in battle.)

Quoting ain-gell72:

what do you mean? is he gone now or is that his plans for when he goes?

my son just returned from D.C. and seen all of this first hand himself and the pics my boy took, gave ME chills!

Quoting Ethansmom85:

my husbands going to be burried there....



AdkArmyMom
by Silver Member on May. 23, 2009 at 4:12 AM

This is a very touching song.  I heard him sing this is concert and the people just stood there, giving full attention to the song lyrics.  The applause at the end was like thunder.  My son is in the Army and will deploy for his second tour this summer.  I'm grateful to artists like Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and the many other country performers who have paid tribute to our soldiers.  I've wondered why it seems to be only the country artists who are doing so?

My thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost their lives in service of their country and those who continue to serve today.  God bless them and their families for their sacrifice.

ColtsFan1912
by Bronze Member on May. 23, 2009 at 11:51 AM

My grandpa fought in WW2. Today I remember him. He died last year due to Alzheimers.


"I am surrounded by  people who don't think like  i do. ..love is the protest" Jars of Clay

ain-gell72
by on May. 23, 2009 at 3:44 PM

bump

Merry74
by on May. 24, 2009 at 4:53 PM

My DH, DD and I spent last Memorial Day at Arlington.  It really is the perfect place for the day.  We went to pay tribute to my DH's classmate from VMI who was KIA in Afghanistan.  The section for those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan was crowded with friends and family.  Some were sitting next to the graves of their lost ones and chatting - like they were sitting next to them: mothers, fathers, wives, husband, sisters, brothers and children.  The most touching moment for me was watching a young boy - I'd say around 7 - walk back and forth from the water spicket to water the flowers of any grave he could make it to.

Admiral Mullen was there too.  He spent a long time just walking up and down the rows of graves, paying his respects and talking to and comforting the families of the fallen.  His actions were very impressive to me.

R.I.P. Jamie.

mamadixon
by Gold Member on May. 24, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Love the song.My heart is full this weekend.

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