Sunday, June 7, 2009

Flowers of the Forest



I’m not really sure why, but this photo I came across deeply touched me. This is a photo of an Allied soldier playing the bagpipes en route to France on D-Day, June 6 1944. Gratitude overcame me as I looked at each of their faces and saw bravery that must have been far superior to my own. It is almost certain that these same pipes, only days later, were heard playing the constant strains of Flowers of the Forest in memorial to many of these brave soldiers who gave their lives to protect our right to freedom in the face of tyranny. May we always remember the price of our freedom.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ceol "No" Mor!



Even the most enthusiastic lovers of the great classical music of the Highland Pipe must, at times, have some empathy for the brave judges!