Watching the National Memorial Day Concert I was overwhelmed by the powerful segment on Captain Luis Avila. Capt. Avila had his humvee cut in half by an IED killing three of his men and sending him into a coma. He also lost a leg. He spent years recovering from the coma and all his injuries. Music therapy helped him recover and he talked about how singing every day was a big help to him.
After presenting his story Captain Avila was brought on stage to sing God Bless America. Here is brief bit of that moment:
Seeing the whole presentation was very powerful. One thing I know, we are not worthy of people who sacrifice like this and allow us to enjoy the freedoms and blessings we have. On this day our thanks go out to all those who have given so much and to their families.