Thanks for this Memorial Day

With Thanks This Memorial Day

Copyrighted 5/26/2019
Written By:
Wayne Watson

(This came from Wayne when I asked him about it’s being written:
After the weeding, planting, & mulching of mom & dads gravesite yesterday afternoon, I sat down there, in humble respect & meditation looking back at dads dedicated & unselfish acts during the invasion of Normandy & in all the years that followed instructing other Naval officers at the Charlestown Naval Base. As I sat in silent reverence,…the warm gentle breeze gently drying the tears upon my cheeks…I felt compelled to pen a few words of gratitude to dad & to all our veterans, then sharing it on FB with my family of friends. I received a message from a friend, a well known country singer/songwriter named Connie Hall, sharing with me her beautiful video recording of my words and asking if she & her publisher Roger Woods Sr (of Push Mountain Publishing) could post it on their YouTube pages. So very humbled & blessed is this simple man…thank you Connie & Roger…not just for sharing my words set to beautiful music, but in honoring our fallen heroes as we celebrate their sacrifice on this Memorial Day. God bless)

“As I come to plant fresh flowers and spend time here by your grave,
I thank you for your brave, unselfish sacrifice you gave,
You commandeered a fleet of landing craft upon that shore,
A time so horrid of nightmares that Silently you bravely bore,

You told of how so many never made but a few steps,
Your job was to deliver them
to that shore even while you wept,
You bravely pulled the wounded back into that landing craft
While the dead count was amounting
From from the stern & from the aft,

Those horrid sights & sounds you heard
Weren’t mentioned much at all
As your pain was far too great
As you watched your brothers fall
But bravely, oh so bravely,
Did you serve your country well
And the gates of Heaven welcomed you
And relieved you from that hell

You and countless others are remembered on this day
And the flowers and our flag are
Just one way we wish to say
Thank you for your service to protect our country free
And thank you for ensuring that
Our families will stay free

So new flowers now are planted
I bow my head in thanks and pray
Godspeed…God bless my father
With my thanks this Memorial Day.”

Connie Hall — “Little Jesse”

It’s amazing when I look back at the years.. 4 sons.. and 3 of them all were military. This son, Jesse made it a career, and just finished 30 years in the AirForce. It’s hard to watch your children go off to fight for our country… not knowing if they’ll make it back home again. More than one night found Momma praying that they’d be ok. This is for you.. “Little Jesse”..

CashBox Magazine Charting for December 2016

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I AM soooo pleased to be able to bring to you the CashBox Magazine Charts again for December. It’s amazing to see my name still on them now.. for the 4th month in a row. I want to THANK Bruce Elrod & Doug from CashBox Magazine and all the people who have helped to see this happen. I want to thank Roger from Push Mountain Publishing Company for reaching out with my music and giving this gal a chance to see the rest of her music get out to the world. I pray God will touch people through what I do!! Thank all you, my friends and family for all your support and wonderful words of encouragement!!
(And Lo and Behold… a little surprise.. a 2nd song “Christmas Without Jesus” written by Marty Denton“, sung by myself, also hit the Traditional Country chart) Double blessing)

ITunes has my new video available “A Diamond In The Son”


Link to go download it:

How did “A Diamond In The Son” come to be? This video was inspired from a dream that I had back in 1990 and 1991 during the Persian Gulf War. I carried the memory of that dream with me all these years, till just recently 11/20/2016, I felt inspired to write it down. In looking it over, I decided to put it, verbally, into my recording system here, and in doing so, I shared it with both my publisher, Roger, from Rogers Music Promotions, and Jon Adamson, who works with me in production. We decided that it was something that needed to get OUT there to be shared with others. I still have one of my boys deployed to Afghanistan… but I also have a son who has been, and still is, in law enforcement. As we all know, their lives are in danger every single day. I’m NOT the ONLY parent who has these ‘fears’… but I’m happy to say.. there is comfort that comes from above to help see us through these times of strife, turmoil, and chaos. I trust “A Diamond In The Son” will bless your heart and bring you some peace too!! Connie Hall