Singing For The Troops

-A +A
0

 

(Giel made a song for the troops).

Last year, during the holiday season, thousands of American soldiers were away from their families, with many of them stationed in Iraq. This holiday season will be the same, as many continue to be deployed to the Middle East. While this is difficult throughout the year, it’s especially hard on families around the holidays.

One artist has found a way to express those feelings and share them with others through a new song. The song, entitled “Holiday,� was recently released by the soulful singer Giel (http://gielmusic.net) and is available to the public through most music download Web sites like iTunes and Napster.

“I wrote this single because of my brother,� explains Giel. “He’s a wonderful guy that loves his family and I know we will all miss him during the holidays. We’re already struggling with the thought of him not being here during this special time of year.� Giel’s brother, Sgt. Dwayne Roberts, was deployed to Iraq for his second tour of duty on October 29, 2006. This father of five children has siblings, parents, and other family and friends awaiting for his safe return.

“We fully support my brother in what he’s doing,� says Giel. “He’s a strong person that does the work so others don’t have to. The soldiers keep us all safe and make the world a better place.� The inspiration for Giel to write the song came from his departure. With those thoughts and feelings in mind, she created a hit with which many people around the country can identify. “This song is really for anyone that is without a loved one this holiday,� adds Giel. “With my song, I hope to raise awareness of the sacrifices these soldiers are making, being away from their families.�

To subscribe to or advertise in New York’s leading Pan African weekly investigative newspaper, please call (212) 481-7745 or send a note to Milton@blackstarnews.com  Our motto is: “Speaking Truth To Empower.�

Also Check Out...

Black economists (Professors Lisa Cook and Philip Jefferson) are confirmed by the US Senate, the Federal Reserve Bank (FED)
What Can Three Black Economists Do
NFL’s chronic failure to consistently hire African Americans as head coaches.
NFL’s Hypocrisy On Hiring Black
For almost 35 years Joyce Watkins insisted she never harmed her 4-year-old great-niece
Tennessee Couple Cleared of Murder
Kyle Rittenhouse asked a court to return the rifle he used to fatally shoot two protesters in Kenosha
Rittenhouse Wants Weapon He Used
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request Thursday from abortion providers and funds to allow one of the challenges against SB 8
U.S. Supreme Court Rulers Against
J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao
Jury Selection For Three Officers