Thursday, August 22, 2013

inspired dawn for unknown soldiers

this painting is inspired by my father-in-law. he is a songwriter, & quite honestly, a wordsmith. on memorial day this year, he played us a song he wrote entitled 'unknown soldiers.' 

he told my husband & i what had inspired him to write the song. he was by himself, walking through stones river national battlefield & came into the cemetery, humbly paying his respect to all of the fallen unnamed soldiers from the civil war.

it was there, under a beautiful magnolia tree, jim penned a beautiful song.

my favorite part of the song is the last stanza--  

                                                 'but rest in peace in knowing,
                                                 that your names are known to God.
                                                 your names, unknown soldiers,
                                                 are known to God.'  --jim linam


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