May 26, 2013

Music, the "Soul of Mars"

Confederate General Robert E. Lee once said that without music, he would have no army!

The role of rhythm and melody in stirring patriotism is well know, although we tend to forget that it has inspired men to join the military for most (probably all) of history. I am reminded of this when I watch a parade.

And there's the old Irish song, Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye, which says:

"With your drums and guns and guns and drums
The enemy nearly slew ye..."


  1. I think music has become such a part of all our lives. I need to go check out that article now.

  2. You sure did get lots of parade pictures. It almost feels like I was right there with you. I haven't been to a parade in many, many years.

  3. I miss hearing the marches that were so often played when I was growing up.

  4. Oops! I neglected to make the video public. My husband noticed and now I've changed it so everyone can watch it.


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