Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day: 'Arlington'

The award-winning music video below, Arlington (Dream Wild Productions), seems especially fitting for today's Memorial Day observances. Released April 24, the music video was inspired by the story of Private First Class Michael Arciola, who died at age 20 in Al Ramadi, Iraq, on February 5, 2005. Bringing blood-red roses and a favorite childhood storybook, his mother, Teresa Arciola, drives hundreds of miles up to six times a year to visit her son's grave in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery.

The lyrics to the song "Arlington" were co-written by Lisa Nemzo and the late Artie Colatrella.

Donations raised through the video go to The Global Stress Initiative and The David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness, each of which serves veterans and active military members and their families.

ArlingtonTheFilm on FaceBookTwitter, and Flickr

"A Military Mom Never Forgets", January 27, 2011 (Video with Pvt. Arciola's Mother)

"Arlington: Call to Honor", Smithsonian Channel Video

Dream Wild Records/Lisa Nemzo Music on FaceBook

1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

How powerful, tragic and hopeful.

Thank you.