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Bad Water Bill
12-07-2014, 10:01 AM


Bad Water Bill
12-07-2014, 10:23 AM
A slightly different version I have posted before and its full story.


For the uninformed who have made slanderous remarks about this playing. And also for those who care and appreciate this playing, but simply didn't know the background. "Il Silenzio" is indeed military in origin. It was adapted from an old Belgian cavalry charge. I've posted the story of this video below.

In a cemetery about six miles from the Dutch city of Maastricht lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in "Operation Market Garden" in the battles to liberate the Netherlands in the fall and winter of 1944–5. Every one of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as those in the Canadian and British military cemeteries has been adopted by a Dutch family who tend the grave and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted. It is the custom to keep a portrait of "their" foreign soldier in a place of honour in their home. Annually on "Liberation Day", Memorial Services are held for the men who died to liberate the Netherlands. The day concludes with a concert, at which "Il Silenzio" has always been the concluding piece.
In 2008 the soloist was a 13-year-old Dutch girl, Melissa Venema, backed by André Rieu and the Royal Orchestra of the Netherlands.

Sincere thanks to Miss Venema, Mr. Rieu, the Royal Orchestra of the Netherlands, and to the people of the Netherlands.
Sgt. Moore 5th Marines 2/1 Vietnam 1969-71

12-07-2014, 11:02 AM
Thanks for the postings

12-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Some gave all all gave some.

12-07-2014, 12:28 PM
Thanks Bill!

12-07-2014, 06:18 PM
Very good post .

Bad Water Bill
12-08-2014, 02:04 AM


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12-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Thank you for posting these. Truly moving and thought provoking for those of us who appreciate the service and sacrifice of so many on our behalf. My own thoughts when I hear this are of my dad a 100% disabled veteran who served and was wounded on Atu in Alaska. He passed at 86 yrs and would never say much about his service. My other thought is when I was in high school band, I played a trumpet. I was asked on a few occasions to play Taps at graveside ceremonies. I did it but always felt so inadequate.

12-09-2014, 11:00 PM
BWB & G, its been along time sense I heard that frase, I almost wanted to come to attention.
Thanks for the article it is really cool.