His name was Trevor. His branch was the Marines. His hometown was 10 miles from mine.
It was just a routine helicopter training, but he never again came back to that home by choice.
His story is one of so many, and his family is one of so many left behind. This is why, in the year and a half since we stood on Main Street at 2 AM and watched the military processional bring Trevor home for the last time, my parents, Rick, and I have worked to create a song in his honor and in honor of all those members of the military who don’t come home. We recorded it two weeks ago with the help of Rick’s family, and it is now available on CD, thanks to a grant that we were awarded, to be sent out to local churches and the families of those service members.
Since one of the most remarkable things about blogging is the global audience that you’d never otherwise connect with, I’m using this post as a platform for spreading the word beyond my own community. If you know of someone who we could send this song to, please contact me here or leave a comment. You can listen to it below.
Thank you to all service members and their families for the sacrifice you have made in serving our country!
This project is made possible by the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS legislature.