Thursday, November 10, 2011

Standing Strong and True

"Standing Strong and True (For Tomorrow)," is an all-star Canadian country single dedicated to fallen Canadian soldiers and their families. All proceeds from the song go to the Canadian Military Families Fund.

I hope that you will all take a moment and listen to this beautiful song - it's another tearjerker! But i think that you will enjoy it. Here are the lyrics in quotes, with the video following afterwards:

"I hear the guns, I feel the fire,
with my last breath my spirit flies

And I see the faces of my friends,

fighting till the end

So many fearless hearts.


I feel their courage and their pain,
their lives should never be in vain.
From heavens gate a perfect view
a plain and simple truth -
Is lighting up the dark

Love one another that stranger is your brother
Leave a footprint, everywhere you go

Keep yesterday for giving, today just for living

Say a prayer every night for tomorrow


I pray the past can teach us all,
before another hero falls

Before another mother cries,
forever asking why
(Why oh why)

Can't we love one another that stranger is your brother
Leave a footprint everywhere you go
(everywhere you go)
Keep yesterday for giving, today just for living
Say a prayer every night for tomorrow


Standing strong and true,
on guard for me and you

Standing strong and true,
on guard for me and you


So we can love one another that stranger is your brother
Leave a footprint everywhere you go

Keep yesterday for giving
Today just for living
Say a prayer every night for tomorrow

Bless the true believers
Who stand and fight for freedom

So we can live in peace right here at home
Live in peace at home
Keep yesterday for giving, today just for living
Say a prayer every night for tomorrow

Say a prayer every night for tomorrow"

Please take the time to watch the video and listen to the beautiful lyrics. My favourite part is "Standing strong and true, on guard for me and you". It is a play on the words from our national anthem "Oh Canada, we stand on guard for you". And that is what our military does. They stand strong and true, on guard for me and you.

And here is the actual video and song. I hope that you will take a few minutes of your time and listen to a beautiful song written for our heroes, some of whom I have met, worked with and known. Some of whom are no longer with us. And for that, my heart breaks.

Standing Strong and True (For Tomorrow)

And if you are interested, you can learn more about the song, the video and the Canadian Military Families Fund here: www.wesaluteourheroes.com

11 comments:

  1. here here on the posts regarding all of this..all of you get out tomorrow and support your troops at your local ceremony. History is like riding on the shoulders of giants..and those for forget our history are doomed to repeat it! Lest we forget!!

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  2. Moving lyrics, beautiful music, great performance, loved the video.

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  3. egb - yes, yes - i agree! and we will never forget!

    PracticalP - it is a very beautiful song - i am glad that you enjoyed it!

    JUGM - i feel the same way - it's awesome!

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  4. It is important to remember the sacrifices many have made for our freedoms. Thanks for posting my friend.

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  5. This is a wonderful song for all our Veterans and active service. Maybe you can post on this blog for more people to see, Amber in KY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYcHL7XSbtw

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  6. Great job. Very nice.

    Oh! And happy birthday (belated), Kymber!

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  7. Thank you, very beautiful.

    Happy Belated Birthday to you :)

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  8. Duke - it is very important to remember, to never forget. thank you, Sir, for your service. i can never thank you enough.

    mmasse - thank you. i am glad that you enjoyed it!

    Mr. Smythe - thank you!

    Amber - i will look at it as soon as i am finished here - thank you!

    Kathi - thenk you. and thank you for the belated happy birthday!

    Tango, dear friend, thank you. and thank you for the belated happy birthday as well.

    thank you to all of you who stopped by and listened to such a beautiful song.

    and please, let's always remember why we are free, lest we forget.

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