Mason Jennings is far and away my favorite musician and without a doubt the best kept secret in the music industry today. The Field was on his album “Blood of Man” and the lyrics have haunted me from the minute I heard them the first time. This memorial music video is in honor of all the men and women who have fought for our freedom as well as the innocent victims of war.
As a father and educator, the desensitized view on war stemming from video games, some videos on youtube, and even some media outlets frightens me. We must get veterans in our schools to share the truth about what war is really like and the devastating effects it has on the troops fighting and those witnessing the destruction. I don’t think anyone in their right mind wants war. However, some people in this world will never accept a country where freedom is a right and everyone has the opportunity to be as successful as they choose to be. To protect Life, Liberty, and Happiness unfortunately war has to be a result in some situations.
I own none of the pictures, videos or music used in the making of this memorial video but am protected under Section 107 of the US Copyright Law on Fair Use. Thank you to those who captured these images and to Mason Jennings for his music.
A special thank you to all of my family members and friends who have fought for our freedom especially my grandfathers who fought in WWII… Grandpa Dick Teckenburg in the Marines and Grandpa James Journy in the Navy.
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