Watchwoman on the Wall

Watchwoman on the Wall


Inspirational and Very Moving: 50,000 Names Carved in A Wall

posted by Donna Calvin

This is an important piece of music. I think everyone should hear it.  The radio stations probably wouldn’t play it because it is not politically correct.  They gave their all for us, along with thousands and thousands of others, so we would have the freedoms and liberties we have enjoyed in this country.  Now it would seem that many are ready to throw all they fought for in the garbage. You’ll want to sing along, but your throat may be too tight to do so.  As you listen to the video a second time, scroll down and read the lyrics looking at the pictures posted below.  They’re great pictures of the Wall.  Have your Kleenex handy.

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50,000 NAMES 

(Carved in the Wall)

(written by Jamie O’Hara)


There’s teddy bears and high school rings


And old photographs that Mamas bring,
Of Daddies with their young boys, playing ball.

There’s combat boots that he used to wear,
When he was sent over there.
There’s 50,000 names carved in the wall.

There’s cigarettes and there’s cans of beer,
And notes that say I miss you dear;


And children who don’t say anything at all.

     

There’s Purple Hearts and packs of gum,


And fatherless daughters and fatherless sons;
And there’s 50,000 names carved in the wall.

        

They come from all across this land,
In pickup trucks and minivans;
Searching for a boy from long ago.

They scan the wall and find his name,
The teardrops fall like falling rain;
And silently they leave a gift and go.

               

                                                      

There’s Stars of David and Rosary Beads,


And Crucifixion figurines,

         
And flowers of all colors, large and small.

               

There’s a Boy Scout badge and a merit pin,


Little American Flags waving in the wind;


And there’s 50,000 names carved in the wall.

    

There’s 50,000 names carved in the wall.

The bear is from the Salina, KS POW-MIA support group.  They gave 4 bears to the RFTW  (Run For The Wall) riders to take to the wall. The bears ride on motorcycles to the wall as honored guests.  The soldier in the picture is from New York.  It was placed there by a retired Master Sergeant who served with the man. The Master Sergeant rides with Rolling Thunder.


Michael Miles
We Ride for Those Who Can’t

A big thanks to Michael for furnishing this picture and description.

There’s a web site where you can read the lyrics with poignant pictures and I urge you to check it out.  The lyrics and pics above were copied from this web site.
Please visit it.  Thanks.

http://home.comcast.net/~singingman7/TNOTWHeader.jpg



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posted December 9, 2011 at 5:31 pm


Very moving song. I’ve never seen the wall in person, only pictures. Whether you agree with the Vietnam war or not, you would have to be made of the same stone as the wall to not be moved by it.



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