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Alba Ken Burns: The War (101* d) RE: Ken Burns: The War 03 Oct 07

Dani asked earlier on in this Thread "What was the very haunting song sung by a very familiar female voice, something about what was given for America?"
The Voice is Norah Jones, Dani.
She is singing the words of Gene Sheer's: American Anthem

"All that we've been given by those who came before,
The dream of a nation where freedom would endure.
The work and prayers of centuries have brought us to this day.
What shall be our legacy, what will our children say?
Let them say of me, I was one who believed in sharing the blessings I received.
Let me know in my heart when my days are through,
America, America, I gave my best to you.
America, America, I gave my best to you.

I may watch this Film again and again.
It allowed me to understand my Dad's reluctance to speak about his experiences. He is gone now and I can only imagine what those experiences were.
I am not going to nit pick this Documentary. It brought War into my sitting room for 7 episodes.
Leaves me wondering now what had been locked inside my Dad for all those years him and I sat in other sitting rooms together.
You know just sometimes I would look at my Dad and he had a odd expression on his face. I'd ask "are you ok"? He would turn to me, the expression now gone, and say "of course pet"!. I saw a glimpse of that expression on some of the Soldiers faces during this Film.
Best to All

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