Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day. Lest We Forget

 Wishing everyone a safe and healthy Memorial Day Weekend.

It is a fine thing to create a tradition for honoring our fallen soldiers.
 One of my little traditions is a themed movie night.

Here is a list to get you thinking.
Sergent York  (WW1)
To Hell and Back  (WW11)
And some war time recipe ideas .  
Boston Brown Bread

1 1/2 cups corn meal                                   1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rye meal                                      3/4 cup molasses
4 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder            2 cups milk

Mix and sift dry ingredients, add the molasses and milk. Beat thoroughly and put into greased moulds 2/3 full. Steam 3 1/2 hours, remove the covers and bake in oven long enough to dry the top.
'Watch over our soldiers, Lord, I pray. Give our politicians hearts to serve and a strong moral compass to do what is right.'


(My Country, 'Tis of Thee)

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 697
Text: Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895
Music: Thesaurus Musicus
Tune: AMERICA, Meter: 664.6664

1. My country,' tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrims' pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring!

2. My native country, thee,
land of the noble free, thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
thy woods and templed hills;
my heart with rapture thrills, like that above.

3. Let music swell the breeze,
and ring from all the trees sweet freedom's song;
let mortal tongues awake;
let all that breathe partake;
let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.

4. Our fathers' God, to thee,
author of liberty, to thee we sing;
long may our land be bright
with freedom's holy light;
protect us by thy might, great God, our King. 

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