Veterans Day Special (November 11, 2018) – Music & The Spoken Word


♪♪ ♪ OH, BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS
SKIES, ♪ ♪ FOR AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN, ♪ FOR PURPLE MOUNTAIN
MAJESTIES ♪ ♪ ABOVE THE FRUITED PLAIN! ♪♪ (LLOYD NEWELL) THE TABERNACLE CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA AT TEMPLE SQUARE, AND THE BELLS ON TEMPLE SQUARE, PRESENT A MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD VETERANS DAY SPECIAL, “CELEBRATING VETERANS.” CONDUCTING TODAY’S PROGRAM IS MACK WILBERG, WITH LEANNA WILLMORE CONDUCTING THE BELLS, ORGANIST RICHARD ELLIOTT, AND THE SPOKEN WORD GIVEN BY LLOYD NEWELL. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND,
THIS LAND IS MY LAND ♪ ♪ FROM CALIFORNIA
TO THE NEW YORK ISLAND; ♪ ♪ FROM THE REDWOOD FORESTS
TO THE GULF STREAM WATERS. ♪ ♪ THIS LAND WAS MADE
FOR YOU AND ME. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ AS I WAS WALKING
THAT RIBBON OF HIGHWAY, ♪ ♪ I SAW ABOVE ME
THAT ENDLESS SKYWAY; ♪ ♪ I SAW BEFORE ME
THAT GOLDEN VALLEY, ♪ ♪ THIS LAND WAS MADE
FOR YOU AND ME. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ I’VE ROAMED AND RAMBLED
AND I FOLLOWED MY FOOTSTEPS ♪ ♪ TO THE SPARKLING SANDS
OF HER DIAMOND DESERTS; ♪ ♪ AND ALL AROUND ME
A VOICE WAS SINGING ♪ ♪ THIS LAND WAS MADE
FOR YOU AND ME. ♪ ♪ THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND,
THIS LAND IS MY LAND, ♪ ♪ FROM CALIFORNIA
TO THE NEW YORK ISLAND, ♪ ♪ FROM THE REDWOOD FORESTS
TO THE GULF STREAM WATERS; ♪ ♪ THIS LAND WAS MADE
FOR YOU AND ME. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND,
THIS LAND IS MY LAND, ♪ ♪ FROM CALIFORNIA
TO THE NEW YORK ISLAND, ♪ ♪ FROM THE REDWOOD FORESTS
TO THE GULF STREAM WATERS; ♪ ♪ THIS LAND WAS MADE
FOR YOU AND ME. ♪ ♪ WHEN THE SUN COMES SHINING
AND I WAS STROLLING’ ♪ ♪ AND THE WHEAT FIELDS WAVING
AND THE DUST CLOUDS ROLLING, ♪ ♪ AS THE FOG WAS LIFTING
A VOICE WAS CHANTING ♪ ♪ THIS LAND WAS MADE
FOR YOU AND ME. ♪ ♪ THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND,
THIS LAND IS MY LAND ♪ ♪ FROM CALIFORNIA
TO THE NEW YORK ISLAND ♪ ♪ FROM THE REDWOOD FORESTS
TO THE GULF STREAM WATERS, ♪ ♪ THIS LAND WAS MADE
FOR YOU AND ME. ♪ ♪ THIS LAND WAS MADE
FOR YOU AND ME. ♪ ♪ THIS LAND WAS MADE
FOR YOU AND ME! ♪♪ ♪♪>>IN THIS VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, WE TAKE TIME TO CONSIDER THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS DATE IN HISTORY, A DAY SET ASIDE TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE DILIGENTLY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY. WE REVERE THESE COURAGEOUS MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR THE PRINCIPLES OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM, AND HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LABORS TO PROTECTING OUR PEACE. ♪ LET US SING FOR
UNSUNG HEROES, ♪ ♪ THOSE WHO LAY THEIR DREAMS
UNSUASIDE. ♪S, ♪ ♪ THOSE WHO LAY THEIR DREAMS
ASIDE. ♪ ♪ CHOOSING HONOR
MORE THAN GLORY, ♪ ♪ PLEDGING FAITH WITH
QUIET PRIDE. ♪ THOSE WHOSE UNIFORM IS
COURAGE, ♪ ♪ YET ARE UNASHAMED OF TEARS. ♪ FINDING IN THEIR LOVE OF
FREEDOM ♪ ♪ POWER STRONGER THAN THEIR
FEARS. ♪ ♪ SING A SONG FOR
UNSUNG HEROES, ♪ ♪ SING FROM SEA
TO SHINING SEA. ♪ ♪ AS THE FAITHFUL SANG BEFORE
YOU, ♪ ♪ SING THE SONG OF LIBERTY. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ LET US SING FOR
UNSUNG HEROES, ♪ ♪ THOSE WHO ANSWER FREEDOM’S
CALL. ♪ ♪ THOSE UNITED BY ONE PURPOSE, ♪ ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL. ♪ WE WILL SING AND NOT BE
SILENCED, ♪ ♪ WE WILL KEEP OUR VOICES
STRONG, ♪ ♪ FOR AS LONG AS WE KEEP
SINGING, ♪ ♪ FREEDOM’S CRY WILL STILL LIVE
ON! ♪ ♪ SING A SONG FOR
UNSUNG HEROES, ♪ ♪ SING FROM SEA
TO SHINING SEA. ♪ ♪ AS THE FAITHFUL SANG BEFORE
YOU, ♪ ♪ SING THE SONG OF LIBERTY. ♪ SING THE SONG OF LIBERTY. ♪ MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE, ♪ SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY. ♪ OF THEE I SING. ♪ LAND WHERE MY FATHERS DIED, ♪ SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY. ♪ LAND OF THE PILGRIM’S PRIDE, ♪ FROM EV’RY MOUNTAIN SIDE, LET
FREEDOM RING. ♪ ♪ LET US SING THE SONG OF
FREEDOM, ♪ ♪ SING THE SONG OF LIBERTY. ♪ AMERICA! ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪>>AT DAWN ON THE MORNING OF NOVEMBER 11, 1918, TWO RAILROAD CARS ARRIVED IN A REMOTE FOREST OUTSIDE COMPIÈGNE, FRANCE. ONE CARRIED GERMAN MILITARY OFFICERS; THE OTHER, ALLIED COMMANDERS. THEY WERE GATHERING FOR A MEETING THAT WOULD MAKE HISTORY. IT WAS HERE THAT LEADERS OF THESE TWO MILITARY FORCES SIGNED AN ARMISTICE-AN AGREEMENT TO END YEARS OF DEADLY CONFLICT. AT THE 11TH HOUR ON THE 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH, WORLD WAR I WAS OVER. MORE THAN EIGHT MILLION PEOPLE HAD BEEN KILLED IN BATTLE, WITH MILLIONS MORE LOST AS CIVILIAN CASUALTIES. BUT WITH THE ARMISTICE SIGNED, THERE WAS HOPE THAT THE GREAT WAR COULD TRULY BE “THE WAR TO END ALL WARS.” IN RECOGNITION OF THIS DAY OF PEACE AND HOPE, UNITED STATES PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON DESIGNATED NOVEMBER 11 AS ARMISTICE DAY, WHICH WOULD LATER BE RENAMED VETERANS DAY. “TO US IN AMERICA,” HE DECLARED, “THE REFLECTIONS OF ARMISTICE DAY WILL BE FILLED WITH SOLEMN PRIDE IN THE HEROISM OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THEIR COUNTRY’S SERVICE AND WITH GRATITUDE FOR THE VICTORY.” SHORTLY AFTER PEACE WAS DECLARED, AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, IRA SCHUBERT, WROTE TO HIS GIRLFRIEND BACK HOME: “NO DOUBT THE PEOPLE IN THE STATES WENT WILD OVER THE SIGNING OF THE ARMISTICE. BUT YOU CAN’T IMAGINE THE BUT YOU CAN’T IMAGINE THE FEELINGS OF THE BOYS WHO WENT FEELINGS OF THE BOYS WHO WENT THROUGH THE HARDSHIPS ONE ENCOUNTERS IN A WAR–SWEPT COUNTRY. THE ONLY WAY THEY COULD CELEBRATE THE VICTORY WAS TO PAT EACH OTHER ON THE BACK AND THANK ALMIGHTY GOD THAT THEY SURVIVED THE GREATEST ORDEAL MAN EVER WENT THROUGH.” IN 2018, THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMISTICE, WE REMEMBER NOT JUST THOSE WHO FOUGHT BUT WHAT THEY FOUGHT FOR. VETERANS OF WORLD WAR I ARE ALL GONE NOW, AND IRA SCHUBERT WAS RIGHT-WE MAY NEVER REALLY KNOW WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH. BUT WE CAN THANK ALMIGHTY GOD THAT THEY WERE WILLING TO GO THROUGH IT. WE CAN CONTINUE TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THEIR COURAGE. AND WE CAN ENSURE THAT THEIR UNDAUNTED SERVICE AND SACRIFICE SET A STANDARD THAT IS FOREVER REMEMBERED AND FOREVER REVERED. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ GOD OF OUR FATHERS,
WHOSE ALMIGHTY HAND ♪ ♪ LEADS FORTH IN BEAUTY
ALL THE STARRY BAND ♪ ♪ OF SHINING WORLDS ♪ IN SPLENDOR
THROUGH THE SKIES, ♪ ♪ OUR GRATEFUL SONGS ♪ BEFORE THY THRONE
ARISE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ THY LOVE DIVINE
HATH LED US IN THE PAST; ♪ ♪ IN THIS FREE LAND ♪ BY THEE
OUR LOT IS CAST; ♪ ♪ BE THOU OUR RULER, ♪ GUARDIAN, GUIDE,
AND STAY; ♪ ♪ THY WORD OUR LAW, ♪ THY PATH
OUR CHOSEN WAY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ FROM WAR’S ALARMS, ♪ FROM DEADLY PESTILENCE, ♪ BE THY STRONG ARM ♪ OUR EVERSURE DEFENSE; ♪ THY TRUE RELIGION
IN OUR HEARTS INCREASE; ♪ ♪ THY BOUNTEOUS GOODNESS
NOURISH US IN PEACE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ REFRESH THY PEOPLE
ON THEIR TOILSOME WAY, ♪ ♪ LEAD US FROM NIGHT
TO NEVERENDING DAY; ♪ ♪ FILL ALL OUR LIVES ♪ WITH LOVE
AND GRACE DIVINE, ♪ ♪ AND GLORY, LAUD ♪ AND PRAISE
BE EVER THINE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ AND GLORY, LAUD ♪ AND PRAISE
BE EVER THINE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ A-MEN! ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ FIRST TO FIGHT
FOR THE RIGHT, ♪ ♪ AND TO BUILD
THE NATION’S MIGHT ♪ ♪ AND THE ARMY GOES
ROLLING ALONG, ♪ ♪ PROUD OF ALL
WE HAVE DONE, ♪ ♪ FIGHTING TILL
THE BATTLE’S WON, ♪ ♪ AND THE ARMY GOES
ROLLING ALONG. ♪ ♪ THEN IT’S HI! HI! HEY!
THE ARMY’S ON ITS WAY ♪ ♪ COUNT OFF THE CADENCE
LOUD AND STRONG; ♪ ♪ TWO, THREE, FOUR,
HUT, TWO, THREE! ♪ ♪ FOR WHERE E’ER WE GO,
YOU WILL ALWAYS KNOW ♪ ♪ THAT THE ARMY GOES
ROLLING ALONG. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ FROM THE HILLS OF
MONTEZUMA ♪ ♪ TO THE SHORES OF
TRIPOLI, ♪ ♪ WE WILL FIGHT OUR
COUNTRY’S BATTLES, ♪ ♪ IN THE AIR,
ON LAND AND SEA. ♪ ♪ FIRST, WE FIGHT FOR RIGHT
AND FREEDOM, ♪ ♪ AND TO KEEP OUR HONOR,
HONOR CLEAN ♪ ♪ WE ARE PROUD TO CLAIM
THE TITLE ♪ ♪ OF UNITED STATES MARINES! ♪♪ ♪ WE’RE ALWAYS READY
FOR THE CALL, ♪ ♪ WE PLACE OUR TRUST
IN THEE! ♪ ♪ THROUGH HOWLING GALE
AND SHOT AND SHELL ♪ ♪ TO WIN THE VICTORY! ♪ SEMPER PARATUS IS OUR
GUIDE, OUR PLEDGE, ♪ ♪ OUR MOTTO, TOO
WE’RE ALWAYS READY, ♪ ♪ DO OR DIE
AYE! ♪ ♪ COAST GUARD,
WE FIGHT FOR YOU! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ ANCHORS AWEIGH, MY BOYS!
ANCHORS AWEIGH! ♪ ♪ FAREWELL TO THE
COLLEGE JOYS ♪ ♪ WE SAIL AT BREAK OF
DAY, DAY, DAY, DAY! ♪ ♪ THROUGH OUR LAST NIGHT
ON SHORE, ♪ ♪ HAIL TO THE FOAM,
THE FOAM! ♪ ♪ UNTIL WE MEET
ONCE MORE, ♪ ♪ HERE’S WISHING YOU A HAPPY
VOYAGE HOME! ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ OFF WE GO
INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER, ♪ ♪ CLIMBING HIGH
INTO THE SUN. ♪ ♪ HERE THEY COME
TO MEET OUR THUNDER; ♪ ♪ AT ‘EM BOYS,
GIVE HER THE GUN! ♪ ♪ DOWN WE DIVE,
SPOUTING OUR FLAME FROM UNDER, ♪ ♪ OFF WITH ONE
TERRIBLE ROAR ♪ ♪ WE LIVE IN FAME,
OR GO DOWN IN FLAME ♪ ♪ FOR NOTHING CAN STOP THE
U.S. AIR FORCE! ♪ ♪ AMERICA!
AMERICA! ♪ ♪ GOD SHED HIS
GRACE ON THEE! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ O BEAUTIFUL FOR HEROS PROVED
IN LIBERATING STRIFE, ♪ ♪ WHO MORE THAN SELF
THEIR COUNTRY LOVED, ♪ ♪ AND MERCY MORE THAN LIFE! ♪ AMERICA!
AMERICA! ♪ ♪ MAY GOD THY GOLD,
THY GOLD REFINE, ♪ ♪ TILL ALL SUCCESS
BE NOBLENESS, ♪ ♪ AND EV’RY GAIN DIVINE! ♪ AMERICA!
AMERICA! ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪>>THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE TABERNACLE CHOIR, ORCHESTRA AT TEMPLE SQUARE, AND BELLS ON TEMPLE SQUARE FOR THIS VETERANS DAY SPECIAL, ORIGINATING FROM HISTORIC TEMPLE SQUARE IN SALT LAKE CITY. PLEASE JOIN US AGAIN FOR MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD AND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU… THIS DAY AND ALWAYS. ♪ GOD BE WITH YOU
TILL WE MEET AGAIN; ♪ ♪ BY HIS COUNSELS GUIDE,
UPHOLD YOU; ♪ CLOSED CAPTIONING BY
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
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