Monday, September 5, 2011
Song of the Week: Fallen Heroes by Nelson Blanchard
I know everyone's enjoying the last day of summer vacation, but with the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 less than a week away, I felt this song was more appropriate than a summer party song. No words can ever fully express the horror and sorrow of that terrible day, but as songwriters it's our job to try. Songwriters must face both the best and worst of our human experience. In this song our ICMA frinds, Carmella Inchierchiera and Nelson Blanchard, take on both at the same time and succeed in delivering a heartfelt tribute to those who risked everything on that day. Whatever your political beliefs, please take a moment to reflect on the fact that there is evil in this world, and take a moment to give thanks to the heroes among us - both then and now.