Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day

Judy Garland - Battle Hymn of the Republic Vocal Majority
Clockwise from Top Left: Judy Garland, Vocal Majority, Village People & Marine Corps All-Star Jazz Band.

As we in the United States give our thanks to the men and women who have served this country in the armed forces. And by saying that, I mean all people, gay and str8. I thought I would try to celebrate it the way I do best here at this blog, with music. I will start with something I can think of little to say, and here is why. This is a clip of Judy Garland sings The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Amazing!

The choral group Vocal Majority is an amazing Dallas-based group that has won countless titles in competitions all over. Here is a clip of them celebrating the armed forces in a medley of the songs from each of the branches.

The Marine Corps All-Star Jazz Band has a wonderful tribute to the forces a couple of years ago, playing a jazz version of the Marine Hymn. Although it might not have a bunch of sexy dancing, it was still a delight and quite fun.

Of course, I would be unable to do this post without the tribute to the armed forces from the Village People, and their iconic In The Navy. I would have to think the appearance on the battleship was not endorsed by the Navy, but the flag routine is worth the cost of admission!

Happy Veteran's Day!


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