Thursday, March 22, 2012
Patriot Guard Riders/Song of Hope
If you feel in need of some hope and encouragement (and isn't that something we can all have more of ?), please watch this video that I have here for you. This was from a few years ago and is from a high school production of "The Man Of La Mancha". The sound quality is not the best but this young man sings so well and so earnestly that I felt very moved by his performance. Please let me know if you think that this is as good as I think it is. I watched some very professional actors and singers do this but I felt the sincerity of this was very good. I have already had this song on one of my earlier posts which was the hit song by Andy Williams and was in a car TV ad, but it is too good a song not to have it on here again. We are all in need of remembering to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far...
In the midst of preparing for a baby shower this weekend, there has been a death of one of my son's friends. They were good friends during the years that they were in Boy Scouts together. His name is Stephen Bost and he was only twenty-two years old. We just got back from the visitation at the funeral home. Since he was in the Air Force, there was a Patriot Honor Guard stationed at the front entrance. Have you ever heard of them? Many of them ride motorcyles and they stand respectfully at attention and hold the doors for those who enter and leave and they hold very large American flags, flags that are 3 by 5 feet. It is a very moving thing to see. If needed, they shield the family from any protesters and drown out the protesters by singing patriotic songs or by reving their motorcyles. I am filled with admiration for them. Here is a link to what they do. http://www.americanrider.com/output.cfm?id=2407051
Please forgive me if I have not had the time to read all your wonderful posts that I so much enjoy reading, I hope to get on track soon. Please say a prayer for the family of this young man...and I thank you in advance.