It’s almost that time again… Memorial Day. You know the official start to summer. Parties, parades, BBQ’s, get together’s with family, friends and lets not forget the best part, the sales everywhere.
It’s possible if you’re a millennial or a person who lives in a safe space you might think that is actually what the holiday is all about. However, I’m guessing if you read this blog you know better. ;o) It is unfortunate that the real meaning of the holiday is often the last thing on the minds of some people these days. Thankfully, there are people who not only remember, but who also choose to step out and give folks a big fat reminder. Enter, musician Dave Bray.
Here’s an excerpt from his bio, which is a perfect description of what he is doing to impact pop culture for the positive:
“Dave Bray is a dedicated husband, father, and musician. He grew up in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, where he currently lives with his wife and 2 boys.
Dave proudly served in the U.S. Navy as an 8404 FMF Corpsman for the 2nd Battalion/2nd Marines, (STA PLT), stationed out of Camp Lejeune, NC.
Dave has entertained people all over the world and has dedicated his musical career to supporting U.S. Veterans, Active Duty Military and First Responders.
Dave looks at his music as a continuation of his service. His love of God and Country are evident in his original songs and patriotic renditions.”
Anyone who has been following me for any amount of time by now knows my feelings about the upside down world we’re living in today. How my goal as an artist is to offer an alternative to the gobbledygook of moral rot served up by many of those in entertainment infecting the noggins of people across the globe. So it’s very refreshing for me to see that there are other’s who share my passion to create art about what’s really important and do it in such a beautiful and powerful way.
Check out his gorgeous rendition of Amazing Grace, so incredibly inspiring. Then share it with friends, family and especially those who serve and who have served.
I love our service men and women not only because I’m married to an air Force Veteran and my mom works as an NSO for the Purple Heart, but because it is the right thing to do. Men and women sacrifice time with family, and a good majority of their lives to keep us free. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice. We as American’s not just on Memorial Day but every day should show honor, and respect to those who have paid that ultimate sacrifice. As well as simple thank you to those who serve, it is the least we can do.
Happy listening, and happy Memorial Day!
Blessings, Love & Music ~