If you have five minutes during your barbecues and lakeside retreats, spend them watching this video. Very few times, words aren’t necessary to convey a point or stir up an emotion. This is one of those times.
Loreena McKennitt’s haunting lyrics and mesmerizing voice in “Dante’s Prayer” are completely fitting for a Memorial Day tribute.
“Please remember me,” she says throughout the song reminding us while we are having fun and festivities, there are brave men and women, sons and daughters, husbands and wives that have (or are currently) placing a hold on life, so we can enjoy ours.
Every one of them that are still fighting would rather be with any of us enjoying the smells, sights and sounds of this free land. For others that are no longer here with us, it’s their sacrifice that allowed us to have this joy and gives us five small minutes of our day to appreciate this riveting video.
For them. For their valor. In memoriam.