Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Song for Norway

It’s been nearly a year since the tragic attacks in Oslo and Utoya on July 22, 2011. With the first anniversary coming up in a couple weeks, I’m beginning to hear about a lot of different memorials happening in the U.S. and Norway. There will be outdoor wreath laying ceremonies, church services and concerts celebrating the lives of those who were lost during the tragic events.

Recently I was made aware of another kind of memorial, or tribute, if you will, to those affected by the attacks. Singer/songwriter James Rogers who performs at Dollywood in Tennessee, wrote a song reflecting his grief and solidarity with the Norwegian people.  Calling it the Song for Norway, James has created a musical “card” from America to our friends and strong allies in Norway. 

He sang this song before an appreciative audience including the Norwegian Ambassador and his wife and the members of Sons of Norway’s Hampton Roads lodge 3-522, on March 31 in Virginia Beach.

It’s a very pretty song and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as our members in Virginia Beach did.

Is there a July 22 Memorial happening in your community? If so, let us know about it in the comments section below.


SMullery said...

The song sounds beautiful. Can you please share a link for the song on your blog?

Jim Mungenast said...

Thanks for spreading the word!
Jim Mungenast
Brig Gen, USAF (Retired)
Friend of James