Friday, April 20, 2012

One of the most uplifting and inspiring songs I ever heard...

Being a Civil War reenactor and having actually worn the wool uniform, carried a ten-pound musket, and marched on to a field and felt the earth shaking roar of cannons, choked by the smoke and smell of the gunpowder, and having fought under some of these flags (20th Maine and 69th NY were in my Brigade)'s hard not to get choked up hearing this song.

Looking at these tattered banners now hanging in museums and knowing that half a million people died under these threadbare and bloodstained pieces of cloth so we could be just makes you either very proud or very sad to be an American.

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