The Military Writer's Society of America's President Bill McDonald reviewed & awarded ... " It Is The Soldier " - CD

2005 - CD of the Year AWARD

"A Spiritual Gift for Soldiers ... this music is pure LOVE," stated M.W.S.A.'s President Bill McDonald.







Friday, June 10, 2011

" Land of the Free " - ( Because of the BRAVE )

" Land of the Free "


( Because of the BRAVE )


Inspired by the life, service & ultimate sacrifice of ...


CPL STEVEN R KOCH

82nd Airborne Division


KIA - 3-3-08
Sabari, Afghanistan


And, In Loving Memory of Lynne C Koch ~ 5-6-2010

She being a casualty of the pain of a lost brother who protected our country and freedom.
Dedicated to their Gold Star Mom,

Christine Koch & family



" Land of The Free "
( Because of the BRAVE )


I will fight to be ... free,
If I die ... remember me.
If I fall along the way ... take my hand, help me stand.

If I dream ... beyond the stars,
If I reach ... where you are
Take my hand ... help me stand,
In this ... "Land of the Free!"

* * * *

We're the ... "Home of the Brave"
Sons & daughters who gave ... sacrificed for Liberty
We know "Freedom ... is NEVER free!"

We're the one's ... they've left behind,
With broken hearts ... filled with Pride.
Take my hand ... help me stand,
In this ... "Land of the Free!"

* * * *

I will NOT ... forget you,
I WILL ... Honor & Remember!
I WILL stand beside your brothers ... and, sisters
We will NOT ... surrender.

We WILL live our lives ... in Freedom.
We will NOT forget ... YOU, are the reason.
We will teach the future generations,
The Love of God, and, Family, Faith & Freedom ... across this land !

* * * *

We're the ..."Land of the Free"
It's "Because of the BRAVE"
Sacrificed ... for Liberty,

We know ... "Freedom ... is NEVER FREE".

We're the one's ... they've left behind,
To carry on ... filled with Pride,
Take my hand ... let us stand,
In this ... "Land of the Free!"

* * * *

"Thank You, Thank You" ... CPL Steven R. Koch


We're "The Land of the Free" !

http://www.InThisLandOfTheFree.com


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Susan D. Wiseman - "The Tribute Lady"
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" Trumpet Tears " - ( For Michael )



" Trumpet Tears " - ( For Michael )








Trumpet INSTRUMENTAL Version of ...


" Michael's Noelle"




In memory of Michael J. Garrison, who was killed by a drunken, drugged driver June 10, 2006...just weeks after graduation.




Read about the beautiful life of Michael Joseph Garrison at ...






"Trumpet Tears" is The Trumpet Choir INSTRUMENTAL Version of ...


"Michael's Noelle" - (Michael's Song)


(A Mother's Christmas Prayer)




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The story behind the song ...



Two mother's hearts,
originally brought together by a minature horse named,
" Michael's Noelle "

Late 2009, while visiting the " Brave Little Prancer's "
minature horse website online,
I read about this family's son, Michael Garrison, 18.
In June 2006, just 3 weeks after Graduation,
Michael was killed by a drugged & drunken driver.

After reading about Michael's life,
and, the tragic loss of this family's son,
which has pierced his mother's soul and changed their family, forever...
I was, myself ... in tears for days, I was SO moved.

Holidays are especially difficult after the loss of loved ones,
After Thanksgiving, heartbroken for this mother & her family,
from the depths of my heart & soul,
with the approach of the 2009 Christmas Season,
a new song was born, a new Noel, from Heaven above,
" Michael's Noelle "


Dedicated to Marty Garrison & Family
In Loving Memory of their son,


Michael Joseph Garrison
9/1/87 - 6/10/06
Killed by a drugged & drunk driver

( www.MyMichaelGarrison.com )


" Michael's Noelle "


A gentle snow ... is falling
Like tears from Heaven ... upon your tree.
There's a quiet hush ... on the mountaintop
The horses run ... in silent ... fields.
(Trumpet in distance ... Noel, Noel )

There's a breath of Heaven ... on earth tonight
(Trumpet in distance ... Oh, Holy night)

As the Lord & Michael ... draw near to us.

Like a gentle warmth ... from a flickering fire
As we gather another Christmas ... without you here.
Michael, the lights are up ... there are gifts & a tree
And, son, I know ... you're watching over me ... "My Archangel"

* * * *

Michael, run ... to the Son
To the arms ... of the One
Who died, for me ... Who set men free
Michael, run ... like the wind, LIVE ... again!

( Trumpet - "Noel" - INSTRUMENTAL Interlude )

Michael, run ... I set you free
To the "Fields of Forever" watch ... ( Michael run ) over me
Michael, run ... like the wind
Until I see you ... again ... my son ( Michael run )

( Spoken )

Michael, your gift ... was Love
Your joy ... created Peace
You were taken from us ... too soon.



Now, "My Archangel" ... lives on ... In the arms of God's son
In the "Fields of Forever" ... ( Michael run )
Our Michael runs ... "Brave, Strong, Free & Forever Young."


( Piano INSTRUMENTAL - Interlude )

Michael, run ... to the Son
To the arms ... of the One
Who died,( Michael run ) for me ... Who sets men free
Michael, run ... like the wind, ( Michael run ) LIVE ... again!


Michael, run ... I set you free
To the "Fields of Forever," watch ( Michael run ) ... over me
Michael, run ... like the wind
Until I see you ... again, my son, Michael

Michael, run ... like the wind, ( To the arms of God's son )
Go my son ...


LIVE, LIVE ... again!



Michael Joseph Garrison
9/1/87 - 6/10/06
Killed by a drugged & drunk driver

www.MyMichaelGarrison.com



Copyright - Nov. 29, 2009
Susan D. Wiseman - " The Tribute Lady "
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

" Chad's Song "

" Chad's Song "
( If I Could Change The World )

Inspired by the life, service & ultimate sacrifice of ...


CPL James CHAD Young
8/10/85 - 11/3/10
KIA - Afghanistan


From the battlefields of Afghanistan, came a request to honor Chad in song,
Now, from Heaven above comes "Chad's Song"


" Chad's Song "
( If I Could Change The World )


If ... " I "... could change the world,
I"d take away ... the pain.
There'd be ... no more war,
Just peace ... in every land.

* * *
( Chorus I )

And, ALL the world ... would sing
We'd ALL ... love ... everything,
If ... " I "... could change the world.

* * *

If ... " I " ... could write a song,
That the whole world ... would sing ... along.
If ... " I "... only had the words to say,
To take away ... the hate.

* * *
( Chorus II & III )

And, ALL the world ... would sing
We'd ALL ... love ... everything,
If ... " I "... could change the world.

I'd take it ... ALL ... away
ALL the evil, the pain ... the hate,
If, only ... " I "... could change the world.

* * *
( Musical Interlude & Repeat Chorus II & III )

* * *
If ... " I " ... could change the world,

I'd take away ... your pain.
There'd be ... no more war,

If ..." I "... could change the world.

(Vocal MP3 coming soon, ALL downloads free)


Copyright - Nov. 21, 2010
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

" She's A Soldier, too "

This song comes from my inner thoughts of myself,
As I journey through this world, for ... "I" ... Am ... A Soldier, too !

" I'm in the Army ... of ... THE ONE ! "

" In HIS service ... ONLY ... For HIM ! "

As I minister to our Troops, Veteran's & Fallen's families ... through song,
No doubt ... I'm on a Mission, Called by God
Touching hearts & lives of so many who are suffering loss ...
Like this song says,
" God only knows ... what I've seen & been through. "


Inspired by the Life, Service & Sacrifice of ...
ALL the BRAVE women
who step forward to serve this GREAT NATION !



On behalf of a grateful Nation,

Dedicated to the Life, Service, Sacrifice & Family and Friends of ...


PFC Katie M. Soenksen - (19)
Davenport, Iowa

410th Military Police Company
Fort Hood, Texas

KIA - May 2, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq




" She's A Soldier, too "


Gone ... are the little girl curls
The giggles & wiggles ... of the teenage world
Gone ... is the woman
Into a grown up world ... She's gone ... Daddy's little girl.


* * *

She's a Soldier ... in the Father's Hands
She's a Soldier ... in a mighty plan
And, She would ... die ... for you,
She's a Soldier ... too !


She's a Soldier ... in a foreign land
She ... might have held ... dying hands,
And, God ONLY knows ... what she's seen & been through


She's a Soldier ... doing all she can
She's a Soldier ... ask ... any man
And, She would ... die ... for you,
She's a Soldier ... too !


* * *

( Spoken )

Gone ... are ... the ribbons & lace
Guns, armor & a vest ... took their place
"Heels" ... are now mountains ... she must climb
A "Dress" ... wounds ... soldiers bind.


* * *

She's a Soldier ... in a foreign land
She ... might have held ... dying hands,
And, God ONLY knows ... what she's seen & been through


She's a Soldier ... doing all she can
She's a Soldier ... ask ... any man
And, She would ... die ... for you,
She's a Soldier ... too !


* * *

( Music Interlude - Trumpet INSTRUMENTAL )


* * *

She's a Soldier ... in the Father's Hands
She's a Soldier ... in a mighty plan
And, She would ... die ... for you,
She's a Soldier ... too !

She's a Soldier ... in a foreign land
She ... might have held ... dying hands,
And, God ONLY knows ... what she's seen & been through


She's a Soldier ... doing all she can
She's a Soldier ... ask ... any man
And, She would ... die ... for you,

She's a Soldier ... too !




www.ShesASoldierToo.com
Mp3 coming soon ... 12/08


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Copyright - Nov. 30, 2008

Susan D. Wiseman
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

" Last Breath " ...

Oct. 15, 2008

Today, Larry & I were finally able to travel to Florida Natl. Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. to pay our respects to my cousin who is interred there, Steve passed away one year ago today.
CW3 Steven Wendell Speights served our nation for 27 years.

His overseas assignments include two tours to Italy, Korea, Hawaii and Egypt, retiring at Fort Rucker in March 2005 as a CH-47 SIP/IFE.

His military awards include Master Aviator Wings, Meritorious Service, Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal (3rd Award), Korea Defense Services Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), Multinational Force and Observers Medal (2nd Award).

Steven then went to work for Lear Siegler Services as an instrument flight instructor on Fort Rucker. Steven earned both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree from Emory Riddle University.

On Oct. 15th, 2007 ... one week after seeing Steve for the last time ... it was early in the wee hours of the morning, I had not been able to sleep as I was constantly thinking & praying for Steve, I could not stop crying ... so, I had waited until early in the morning to even "try" to lay down & sleep.

However, I could NOT stop thinking of Steve and what he was going through. As I lay there, reflecting on Steve's life, I was so happy he had a wonderful life, 27 year career in the Army, beautiful son, grandson and beautiful home & especially, love ... Iwas so moved as I recalled the love Steve had for his wife, his "One & Only Love" .

As I lay next to my "One & Only Love" ... my mind began racing with the thoughts of what I would be feeling with my " Last Breath " ... perhaps Steve was feeling similar thoughts as he was leaving this world, I couldn't get the thoughts out of my mind, I couldn't quit crying ... so, around 4:30 am, I got up & penned my thoughts ... it was "if" I had to, for Steve ... later that morning, I learned Steve passed, the very day the song was written.

I knew they would become lyrics to a song with music & melody to come at some point in the future, and, they did within a week or so.

But, it seemed everytime I was going to get the song recorded over this past year, "something" would get in the way, sickness, no cds, it was always something ... then, over time ... other songs came along & I felt led to finish them first, for whatever "reason" .

For me, usually that means something else is coming, indeed it did ... about a month ago, another melody came to me & I knew then it was to be part of this song, finally it was "complete" ... now, it made me feel the exact way I felt the night before Steve passed, as I lay there thinking about his " Last Breath " and his love for his "One & Only Love".

May it be a blessing to ALL who hear it ... " I Love you, Steve "...

You'll live in our hearts, forever !!!


" Last Breath "


( For Steve & Linda )


With my " Last Breath " ... I'll speak your name.
My last thought ... will be ... of you, again!
As the last tear ... falls from my face
The last warmth I'll feel ... is ... your loving embrace,

With my " Last Breath "

And, with my " Last Breath " ... I'll whisper ... "I Love You"
It's the last thing on this earth ... I'll ever do.
And, may the last these eyes ... ever see
Be that " Look of Love " ... that you've given me ...

With my ... " Last Breath "

And, with my " Last Breath " .... I'll leave this place,
You ... keep my love ... as a warm embrace.
And, with your " Last Breath " ... I will call your name
There'll be no more tears ... no more pain ...

With my ... " Last Breath "


( Spoken )

And, Oh, how I lived & loved ... laughed & cried
We were ... two hearts ... that beat as one,
You ... and ... I
And ... we danced !

* * *

Now, there's one breath ... One touch
One tear ... Just ... one more hug
And, One last ... " I Love You "

For my One and ONLY ... LOVE,

* * *

Take my hand ... Let's dance
You still take ... my breath ... away
You're my ... One and Only ... love.

( Spoken )

And, Oh, how I lived & loved ... how I laughed & cried
We truly were ... two hearts ... that beat as one,
You ... and ... I
And ... we danced !

* * *

Now, there's one breath ... One touch
One tear ... Just ... one more hug
And, One last ... " I Love You "

For my One and ONLY ... LOVE


* * *

( With my ..." Last Breath " )
( Take my hand ) ... Take my heart
You take ... my breath ... away ... ( Let's dance )

( With my ..." Last Breath " )
Take my heart ... ( Take my hand )
You take ... my breath ... away
( You still take ... my breath ... away ) ... ( Let's dance )

( With my ..." Last Breath " )
Take my heart ... You take my breath ... away

You're my ... One and Only ... Love !


* * *

( Spoken Slowly )

* * *

And, with my ..." Last Breath "
Take my heart ... Take my breath away,

" I Love You ! "


www.StevesLastBreath.com

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Susan D. Wiseman - " The Tribute Lady "
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

The WW II Memorial in Washington, D.C. as Larry sounded LIVE TAPS by request of
The White House Commission on Remembrance,
Memorial Day 2008.

Larry S. Wiseman - Georgia State Director of
" Bugle's Across America "

A nationwide organization of nearly 6,000 Volunteer buglers who volunteer their services to HONOR our FALLEN vets/troops ... with LIVE ... TAPS.

To request a Volunteer LIVE Bugler ... contact

http://www.buglesacrossamerica.com/

" A River of Freedom " ... WW II Memorial
( Memorial Day 2008 )
video

Special THANKS to ... Gary Jean Photoworks of Alexandria, Va.
( Various D.C. area & WW II Memorial photos )


And, special THANKS to ... " Photography by G Photography, Inc.
http://www.gorenphoto.com/
( Various D.C. area & WW II Memorial & Memorial Day photos )



VIDEO - Copyright - June 2008

Susan D. Wiseman - " The Tribute Lady "
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Saturday, May 10, 2008

" Mother's Day 2008 " - " White Dresses "

I can't think of a better way to have spent my "Mother's Day" than recording a song I wrote the day before, my heart's feelings for a fallen soldier's mother, a friend so dear to my heart, Gold Star Mother ... Laurie Barta who's son, fellow soldier who served 1st CAV, 1-12 Co, 3rd BCT alongside our son in Iraq....CPL John Paul Barta of Corpus Christi, Texas ... tragically killed in action Dec. 23, 2006.
This "Mother's Day" 2008 ... in HONOR of Gold Star Mothers everywhere,
May we NEVER forget their sacrifice!

Lovingly Dedicated to ...

Gold Star Mother


Laurie Barta

Loving Mother of HERO ...

CPL John Paul Barta
1st CAV, 1-12, 3 BCT
Corpus Christi, Texas
KIA - Iraq
Dec. 23, 2006

" White Dresses "

( Gold Star Mothers )


White Dresses ... Gold Stars
Fallen soldiers ... broken hearts
White roses ... fill the air
HEROES ... everywhere

In White Dresses ... with
Gold Stars
Folded flags ... pressed to their hearts

* * *

One by one ... they take their place
Silent pain ... on every face
One by one ... the mothers rise
As the name is read ... of their child

One by one ... they'll wear the pin
One by one ... they'll rise again
One by one ... on bended knees
They'll rub the names ... in memory

* * *

In White Dresses ... with
Gold Stars
Fallen soldiers ... broken hearts
White roses ... fill the air
"Gold Star Mothers" ... from ... everywhere !

( Musical Interlude )

White Dresses ... with Gold Stars
Fallen soldiers ... broken hearts
White roses ... fill the air
" Gold Star Mothers " ... (Of our HEROES) ... are ... everywhere !


www.WhiteDressesGoldStars.com

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" Mother's Day "

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

" A River of Freedom " - ( Taps )





Today, Jan. 16th ... would have been my cousin Guy's "58" birthday ... Guy Lamar Mears, Jr.

Born Jan. 16, 1950 from Rockmart, Ga. ... Guy was KIA in Vietnam - Oct. 17, 1970 .


Guy, was one of only slightly over 1,000 who received The Distinguished Service Cross, out of the approximately 3 million who served in Vietnam.




*MEARS, GUY LAMAR, JR. (KIA)


Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to


Guy Lamar Mears, Jr. Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with 254th Medical Detachment, 45th Medical Company, 44th Medical Brigade, 1st Logistics Command.

Specialist Four Mears distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on
17 October 1970.

On that date Specialist Mears was serving as a crew chief aboard a medical evacuation helicopter near Tuy Hoa, Republic of Vietnam.


The helicopter in which Specialist Mears was serving as a crew member exploded and started burning as a result of enemy fire.

Specialist Mears escaped from the burning aircraft unharmed, but when he discovered the pilot of the aircraft remained trapped inside he re-entered the fiercely burning aircraft at the risk of his life in order to save the lives of fellow crew members.

Specialist Mears continued his brave rescue attempt with total disregard for his own safety until he became incapacitated by mortal burns.

Specialist Mears' conspicuous gallantry, extraordinary heroism, and intrepidity at the cost of his own life are in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit on him, and the United States Army.


Department of the Army, General Orders No. 23 (May 30, 1972) Home Town: Rockmart, Georgia


* * * * * * *



As I sat here remembering Guy, another song was given birth from the depths of my soul, in loving memory of "Little Guy" ... " A River of Freedom " - (Taps) my spoken appreciation. ( Lyrics below ) Mp3 Coming soon.

I have ALWAYS been acutely aware of the "price" of freedom, and, have NEVER taken "my" freedoms for granted.

It's overwhelming, when you stop and "think" of what each and every person who steps forward in the name of freedom, is actually saying by their actions.

They are putting their lives on the line, and, those of their loved ones & friends ... for whatever they endure, ALL will be affected ... forever ... a ripple effect.

For those who return, they face a lifetime of dealing with the injuries and trauma of war, and, for those they left behind while they served, they too are forever changed as they deal with caring for those who served and, watching the anguish they go through as they struggle to understand the reasons "why" they lived and others died .

And, for those who must face a lifetime of loss, without their loved ones ... they face a lifetime of dealing with their sorrow, and, learning to carry on ... a never ending battle.

No doubt, "we" ... those who serve, have served or have loved ones who've served or paid the ultimate sacrifice ... "we" ... fully understand the meaning of "FREEDOM".

And, for me ... having lost my cousin, having endured my youngest son's deployment & subsequent TBI injuries ... and, having performed for so many of our nation's HEROES ... and talked with so many vets ...
there's " A River of Freedom " ... of appreciation ... that floods my soul ~


" A River of Freedom "
( Taps )

There's a river ... that floods ... my soul.
And, that ... " River of Freedom "
Carries ... my blood,
And, of those ... throughout ALL time
Who, for Freedom
Gave their blood ... Laid their lives ... on the line.


Copyright - Jan. 16, 2008
( Written on what would have been my cousin, Guy Lamar Mears, Jr.'s ... "58" Birthday )
( KIA - Vietnam - Oct. 17, 1970 )


Susan D. Wiseman -
" The Tribute Lady "
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Thursday, January 10, 2008

" Remembering John " ...

Today, would have been CPL John Paul Barta's 27 birthday.


In HONOR of his life, service and, ultimate sacrifice may we NEVER FORGET!

God Bless you, John ... May God hold you in HIS arms, forever!



See VIDEO ... CPL John Paul Barta

" There Goes A HERO ! "

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=110016&content=videos&vidID=43800

In Honor of my son's good friend John...
1st. Cav., 1-12, 3 BCTFort Hood, Texas

Cpl. John Paul Barta (25)

Corpus Christi, Texas
KIA - IRAQ
December 23, 2006



" The Last Goodbye " - ('Bye John)



"Hello" soldier ... "No son, you don't know my name."
I just wanted to say ... "THANK YOU"... and,
"Welcome Home"... from where you've been.


I just met your lovely wife, John
And, son ... You have a real nice ... family.
All your friends been telling stories, John
But, I'm sure ... you've been listening.


Men like you are special, John
A cut above ... the rest.
A HERO ... in ALL our eyes,
You go on home now, son ... get some rest.

( Spoken Prayer )

Not another soldier, Lord ... Please God,
Not another one.
Not another mother or father, sister or brother, husband or wife,
Please, God ... not another ... mother's son.


Let this be ... " The Last Goodbye "
Please, Lord Not another one.

( Chorus )

Not another soldier, Lord
Not another one.
Let this be ... " The Last Goodbye "
Not another mother's son.


Please, God Not another one ...

( Musical Interlude )

' Bye John

( Spoken Prayer in Heaven )

( Heavenly Music Interlude followed by Piano INSTRUMENTAL )


'Bye John.






( Copyright - Jan. 4, 2007 )
Susan D. Wiseman - " The Tribute Lady "
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Monday, December 31, 2007

" Meet Me In The Park " - ( I'm On Angel's Wings )

Inspired by the Pentagon Memorial Park Project
In Memory of the 184 Souls lost on 9/11


" Meet Me In The Park "
( I'm On Angel's Wings )


Meet me ... in the park
Linger, for awhile.
Hold me ... in your thoughts
'Til the end ... of all time,

While I fly ... so high
No one ... can see.

* * *

I'm flying, I'm flying ...
I'm ... On Angel's Wings.
I miss you ... I wish you
Could see ... everything.

Heaven's ... before me
All the stars ... have passed by.
I'm flying ... on Angel's wings
To your side !

* * *

Meet me ... in the park
'Neath ... the shade of the trees
On that bench ... near the water,
I'll be the ... breeze.

While I fly ... so high
No one ... can see.

* * *

I'm flying, I'm flying ...
I'm ... On Angel's Wings.
I miss you ... I wish you
Could see ... everything.

Heaven's ... before me
All the stars ... have passed by.
I'm flying ... on Angel's wings
To your side !


* * *

Meet me ... in the park
Linger, for awhile.
Hold me ... in your thoughts
'Til the end ... of all time.


www.MeetMeInThePark.com

www.ImOnAngelsWings.com

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

" Remembering John " ...


Today, as we remember the passing of CPL John Paul Barta, one year ago today...once again, I extend my family's condolences, through song & prayer.


video


CPL John Paul Barta - " There Goes A HERO ! "


In honor of John's service & sacrifice...and, in deep appreciation for this HERO...please, take a moment to view the video in his memory, and, listen to the song below that he inspired, along with it's the Trumpet Instrumental version ... as we all pray for his family & friends on this very difficult day.

" 'Bye John " - ( The Last Goodbye ) - Lyrics below.

Nothing we can ever do will bring John back, but, we can each do all we can to share his life, service & sacrifice with all those we know...thereby, keeping his memory, alive!


May God Bless John, in the arms of Jesus~

In HIS service,

Susan D. Wiseman - "The Tribute Lady"
www.TheTributeLady.com



" 'Bye John " - ( The Last Goodbye )
&
' John, Forever ' - ( The Last Goodbye ) - Trumpet INSTRUMENTAL Version

( ALL Downloads are FREE...Under "Free Downloads" sections ) at ...


www.Soundclick.com/SusanDWiseman

In Honor of my son's good friend John
1st. Cav., 1-12, 3 BCT
Fort Hood, Texas

Cpl. John Paul Barta (25)
Corpus Christi, Texas
KIA - IRAQ
December 23, 2006


" The Last Goodbye " - ('Bye John)


"Hello" soldier ... "No son, you don't know my name."
I just wanted to say ... "THANK YOU"... and,
"Welcome Home"... from where you've been.

I just met your lovely wife, John
And, son ... You have a real nice ... family.
All your friends been telling stories, John
But, I'm sure ... you've been listening.

Men like you are special, John
A cut above ... the rest.
A HERO ... in ALL our eyes,
You go on home now, son ... get some rest.

( Spoken Prayer )

Not another soldier, Lord ... Please God,
Not another one.
Not another mother or father, sister or brother, husband or wife,
Please, God ... not another ... mother's son.

Let this be ... " The Last Goodbye "
Please, Lord
Not another one.

( Chorus )

Not another soldier, Lord
Not another one.
Let this be ... " The Last Goodbye "
Not another mother's son.

Please, God
Not another one ...

( Musical Interlude )

' Bye John

( Spoken Prayer in Heaven )

( Heavenly Music Interlude followed by Piano INSTRUMENTAL )

'Bye John.



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" John, Forever " - ( The Last Goodbye )
Lyrics at ...
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" Hello Soldier, Goodbye Son " - ( The Last Goodbye )
" Any Soldier Version " - Memorial Song Lyrics
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Susan D. Wiseman - " The Tribute Lady "
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"Unsung HEROES Life" - VIDEO

"Unsung HEROES Life"
( Dedicated to SGT. Sam Nichols, USMC )
And
His loving, dedicated, devoted wife ... Erin

video

For updates on Sam's condition ... visit ... http://tneria01.wordpress.com/

Based on the moving Epic Story in song, a Tribute to ALL those who serve, have served, and, those who stand behind/beside EVERY soldier ... as we live the " Unsung HEROES Life " ... EVERYDAY !

" Unsung Heroes Life "
( Behind EVERY Soldier )


There he sits ... at a coffee stand
Looks like ... an ordinary man.
There she goes ... in a brand new dress
Just got back ... did her very best.


But, No one knows ... There goes a HERO passing by
No one knows ... the HEROES left behind.


There he sits ... in his faded jeans
He's searching ... for what life ... really means.
He's too young to drink ... now, he has no hands
Looks like a boy ... but, he's such a man!


And, No one knows ... There goes a HERO passing by
No one knows ... This " Unsung HEROES Life " .


There she sits ... in her rocking chair
With her picture book ... and ... his lock of hair.
Another stands ... in a faded dress
A promise kept ... now, laid to rest


And, No one knows ... There goes a HERO passing by
No one knows ... The HEROES left behind.


There he sits ... that's him, in a wheelchair
Parade's over ... folks pass him by, don't know, don't care.
You see ... His medals hang o'er a mantel piece
Near a folded flag ... of a son, of which ... he can barely speak.


And, No one knows ... There goes a HERO passing by
No one knows ... This " Unsung HEROES Life ".


It's 6:00 am ... He's at the gate
A flight to catch ... Can't be late!
Across town ... she's standing strong
As her children cry out ... "WHY'S" Daddy gone?


And, No one knows ... There goes a HERO passing by
No one knows ... The HEROES left ...


" Behind EVERY Soldier "
Every woman & man
There are legions of Angels
All across this land ... Doing battle
Fighting every day
The kids, the job, politics
And, which bills ... We pay with our lives
Die ... In our fears
Some live endless sorrow
Year, after year ... Parade's are over
All your flags ... packed away
But, you'll know US ... by the ribbons
And, yellow bows we still ... Hang onto promise,
Hold ... onto Faith
As we hold out Freedom
To a world ... Away from our loved ones
In a world of our own
We dance ... to the heartbeat
Of this ... " Unsung HEROES " song.


And, No one knows ... There goes a HERO passing by
No one knows ... this " Unsung HEROES " ...
No one knows ... There goes a HERO passing by
No they don't know ... this ...


" Unsung HEROES Life "

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Susan D. Wiseman - " The Tribute Lady "
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

" NEVER ... NEVER, NEVER Forget ! "

" Reflections Of Your Love "


In remembrance of 9/11, I'd like to share the following Tribute in song,
" Reflections of Your Love " .
After meeting with so many 9/11 family members during and, after our performance for the 5th Anniversary at Ground Zero for the Dedication Ceremony of
"America's 9/11 Victim's Memorial Quilt's" induction into the World Trade Center Museum ...
I was inspired upon returning home, to write the following, moved by the
"Reflections of Your Love" in the eyes of each of the victims and their families.


For the ceremonies, by request, we performed my Tribute songs,
"God Will Prevail - The Victim's Anthem"
And,
The Firefighter Tribute song,
"You Rescued Me"


May we ... " NEVER ... NEVER, NEVER Forget ! "
" Reflections of Your Love "
( Ground Zero )


Reflections ... of ... absence,
Fill ... this place.

Reflections ... on the water
Ripple ... life's grace.

But, I see ... reflections ... of You
In their eyes,

And, I see ... you ... shining
Where you reached ... for the skies;

With ... " Reflections of your Love ! "



I see your face ... I hear your cries ... to be free.
I can feel love ... falling
Shining ... on me,
With ... " Reflections of your Love ! "

I see your face ... I can hear your cries ... to be free.
I can feel the love ... falling
Shining ... sea to sea,
With ... " Reflections of your Love ! "

( Music Interlude )

I see your face ... I can hear your cries ... to be free.
I can feel the love ... falling
Shining ... on me,
With ...
" Reflections of your Love ! "


http://www.ReflectionsOfYourLove.com

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Susan D. Wiseman - " The Tribute Lady "

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

" Remembering Daniel "


"Sept. 8, 2004 " ... has a dual meaning for me.

As a mom of a soldier, myself ... it's the anniversary date of my youngest son being sworn into the U.S. Army.

Sadly, later, it would become another anniversary date that I would be reminded of the cost of freedom again, as I came to know of another HERO, another one of America's sons, "Best of the Best"... another one "I Can't Forget!"

SGT. James Daniel Faulkner, 23 from Clarksville, Ind. gave his life in service to our nation!
Please, visit Daniel's family's website to read about Daniel, his family, his life, his service & sacrifice.
http://www.ourhometownhero.com/

After I came across the story of Daniel's life & sacrifice, my heart was once again broken, then in July 2006, Daniel's story moved me to song, giving birth to ...

"Her Hometown Heroes" - (Daniel's Song)

" NEVER ... NEVER, NEVER FORGET "

" Freedom ... is .... NEVER Free! "

SGT James Daniel Faulkner was a soldier, a son, a brother, an uncle, a nephew,
a cousin, a fiancée, a best friend, a quiet American boy who bravely
served his country with pride and honor as a member of
20th Engineer Division of the1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army.


" Her Hometown Heroes"
( Daniel's Song )

They were ... young,
But, they ... stood tall.
And, They were ... the BEST ... of us, ALL !

America's sons & daughters,
Husbands, wives ... sisters, brothers
Mothers, Fathers ... from all walks ... of life.

Marching on ... to a Higher call
Our "Hometown Heroes" ... Rise ... Fall,
Paving the way ... to Liberty
Defending ... Freedom's Ring!

( Chorus )

They were ... the BEST
That, she had ... to give!
Our "Hometown Heroes"
Who had barely ... begun ... to live.

When, they heard ... a Higher call
"Her Hometown Heroes" ... Rose up, one & ALL !

They were ... the BEST !
She had ... to give, "Her Hometown Heroes"
And, when ... they heard ... a Higher call
"Her Hometown Heroes" ... Rose again, and gave their ... ALL !

For America's son ...
Sgt. James Daniel Faulkner ( 23 )
" Dan, the man "


Clarksville, Indiana
Sept. 8, 2004
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Bagdad, Iraq

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

" My Valley " - ( I Am Home )

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" My Valley " - ( I Am Home )


I have seen ... my valley,
I've heard ... it's river's flow.
I've walked along ... it's hillsides
High ... and, low.


I've stood upon ... it's mountain,
Gazed ... across this land.
I've felt ... it's gentle breezes
Touched ... God's hand!

Now, I Am Home
I Am Home
This is ... Where I Belong!

I Am Free
Can't You See?
This is ... Where I Belong,

Now, I Am Home!


Copyright - Aug. 25, 2007
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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Cpl. John Paul Barta - 'Bye John - (My prayer in song)


Cpl. John Paul Barta (25)
Corpus Christi, Texas
KIA - IRAQ
December 23, 2006


" The Last Goodbye " - ('Bye John)


"Hello" soldier ... "No son, you don't know my name."
I just wanted to say ... "THANK YOU"... and,
"Welcome Home"... from where you've been.

I just met your lovely wife ... and, John
You have a real nice ... family.
Your friends are telling stories
But, I'm sure ... you've been listening.

Men like you are special, John
A cut above ... the rest.
A HERO ... in ALL our eyes,
You go on home now, son ... get some rest.

(Chorus - Prayer)

Not another soldier, Lord ... Please God,
Not another one.
Not another mother, father, sister, brother
Please God, not another ... mother's son.

Not another soldier, Lord ... Please God,
Not another one.
Let this be ... " The Last Goodbye "
Please, Lord ... not another mother's son.

'Bye John.





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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

" The Last Goodbye " - ( Cpl. John Paul Barta ) ........ 'Bye John


Today, Jan. 10, 2007 ... would have been Cpl. John Barta's 26th Birthday.


Instead, one week ago ... John was laid to rest in his hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas.


A HERO, another soldier, another mother's son ... laying down his life in sacrifice for the cause of Freedom ... thousands of miles away from home ... may he NEVER be forgotten.


On Christmas Eve, we recieved notice that a soldier had been lost from our son's company in IRAQ. We knew the family had been notified, so, there was "some" sort of peace for us, but, I also knew ... another mother somewhere ... was recieving tragic news of her son's loss.


We also knew there were probably others who were injured, so, we waited on pins & needles for word on our son.


Then, early Christmas morning ... we got a call from our son, SPC. David Dale, " I'm ok mom."


My prayers were answered, but, my heart ached for the mom recieving the worst news possible.


Our son spoke very little, grieving, in tears. He could not bear to speak of the loss of his good friend, Cpl. John Barta.


I've never heard my son so broken hearted.


Our Christmas was a mixed basket of blessings & prayers ... especially, for the Barta family.


By New Year's Eve, we found the funeral arrangements had been made, John would be laid to rest in his hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas.


Larry & I both felt the need to go, to stand in the gap for our son, as well as, pay our respects as another 1st Cav. family, to this soldier's family.


The next day we flew from Atlanta to Corpus ... spent the evening at the funeral home, sharing our condolences John's wife & family. It was just SO heartbreaking. Soldiers stood guard by John's casket as a video presentation played of photos of John from childhood to adulthood ... ending with ones of him as a soldier, tanker.


By the end, this truly incredible young man had captured my heart, becoming "another son"... another one that "I Can't Forget".


Larry offered his services to the family, offering to echo taps at graveside along with the Army Honor guard ... as a form of appreciation from another 1st Cav. family.


Wednesday morning upon arriving at the First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi, the Patriot Riders had begun arriving early, in anticipation of protesters that might try to disrupt the services & burial of this hero.


The service was beautiful, the video played again, a bagpiper played, veterans paid their respects, John's friends & Pastor's spoke of this incredible young man, an accomplished athlete, student & soldier... excelling in everything he attempted, it seemed.
Hundreds were in attendence to honor this HERO.


I personally knew, and, had expected it to be VERY difficult for me, also ... as I had not been to a military funeral in 36 years, since I lost my cousin in the Vietnam war, back in 1970.


That, coupled with the fears for my own son, I was SO broken, I could not contain my heartache, nor tears ... grieving beyond belief, I was just devasted.


As we headed for the interment, a gentle rain began falling as strong winds blew.


The Patriot Guard Riders lined both sides leading up to the burial site, standing to show their respect, protect the family from possible protestors, each of them holding large American Flags as John's casket was brought forth to his final resting place.


Folks just kept coming at graveside, after a brief service, prayer, gun salute, then echo taps ... hundreds encircled the family, waving flags, as tears fell ... Mrs. Barta was presented the flag from John's casket, then, family & friends sprinkled flowers, soil, and tears upon John's casket, as they said their "Last Goodbye's".


I waited until the end, then, I laid a simple handwritten copy of the lyrics from my song,
"Her Hometown Heroes" upon the top of John's casket, another HERO, as it was lowered.


My heart just sank, seeing this young man laid to rest, his grieving family.


I will NEVER forget him, a brother in arms to my son David, another mother's son ... now, I too, have "another one."


Cpl. John Barta ... a HERO ... indeed!


God Bless you, son ... Rest in Peace.


'Bye John.






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