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Mainetroopgreeters.com takes pride in presenting a collection of videos with music which showcase the talents of local composers and artists as well as other performers who share in our dedication to the nation’s military and their families.  Each of the presentations is linked to a performance on YouTube and a caption explains the origin of that selection.  We hope you enjoy both the content and the performers.
'BLESSED ARE THE SOLDIERS'
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A new military song-video called, "Blessed are the Soldiers," is now available online. Jim Flynn of Lewiston, ME, a dear friend to all of us at Mainetroopgreeters.com, wrote the song, Donna Ray from Shreveport, LA did the vocal, and Ed Gowens from Calhoun, GA produced the music track.

It was suggested to this gifted songwriter that he produce a song embracing the wounded soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. Not only did he accomplish the task but he developed a tribute to all of our soldiers with the focus primarily on the dying and the wounded. The family in the story is symbolic of all military families who have members who have died or been wounded in the war. The mother is a military wife, and as hurt as she is from what the war has done to her family, she understands the significance of their sacrifices, and that's where she gets her strength to accept and move on.

Thank you, Jim, for making this contribution to those who sacrifice so much.
BLESSED ARE THE SOLDIERS

At the time when the towers turned to dust
The Army sent his father to Asia
On the steps his loving mother sat
Praying time would bring her sergeant back
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Playing ball in Little League that day
He wasn’t home when the two lieutenants came
They rang the bell, then found themselves inside
And what they said made his mother cry
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We regret to tell you that your husband has died
He lost his life in a firefight on the 4th of July
She wiped back the teardrops that were falling from her eyes
And said, “Blessed are the soldiers who defend the Stars and Stripes”
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He finished school, then headed to Fort Knox
He knew the training there would be top-notch
On the steps his loving mother sat
Praying time would bring her hero back
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In sixteen months, when he came home again
He rolled his chair up a ramp made just for him
He reached the door and wheeled himself inside
And what he said made his mother cry
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I forgot to tell you that I’ve lost some of my sight
More than just my legs were hit when the bomb went off that night’
She wiped back the teardrops that were falling from her eyes
And said, “Blessed are the soldiers who defend the Stars and Stripes”          
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And said, “Blessed are the soldiers who defend the Stars and Stripes”
 © Jim Flynn Music
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DADDY, WHERE YOU GOING?
A young man asks some questions as his Daddy goes off to war. A patriotic song for the times. Performed by then 8-year-old Brian Wardwell of Limerick, Maine. Written by Tommy Joe Myers and Jim Flynn.
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MILITARY MAN
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Performed by Brian Wardwell, written by Jim Flynn and produced by Ishmael Flynn.
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GOD'S CHRISTMAS EAGLE
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Story of a U.S. Marine's young boy that, in place of his dad that is serving in Iraq, goes out into the winter woods looking for a Christmas tree for his family. The boy is approached by an angry bear. The boy's life is saved by an eagle that chases the bear away. Performed by Brian Wardwell, written by Jim Flynn.
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Especially for Chuck
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