Johnny Cash and Our Ragged Old Flag
Johnny Cash and Our Ragged Old Flag, I stumbled upon this old video. It brought tears to my eyes, and I just had to share! I don’t remember Johnny Cash doing this, but I love him even more for writing it! God Bless America!
J.R. “Johnny” Cash was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author. Considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century & primarily remembered as a country music icon. His genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. Johnny Cash and Our Ragged Old Flag, This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of multiple inductions in the Country Music, Rock, and Roll and Gospel Music Halls of Fame. Cash enlisted in the United States Air Force on July 7, 1950. After basic training at Lack land Air Force Base and technical training at Brooks Air Force Base, both in San Antonio, Texas, Cash was assigned to the 12th Radio Squadron Mobile of the U.S. Air Force Security Service at Landsberg, Germany as a Morse Code Intercept Operator for Soviet Army transmissions. It was there he created his first band, named “The Landsberg Barbarians”. He was the first radio operator to pick up the news of the death of Joseph Stalin.
As far as this story goes Folsom Prison Blues or A Boy Named Sue can’t hold a candle to Johnny Cash and Our Ragged Old Flag in this poem. In the video you’re about to see, music legend Johnny Cash tells us a story we’re not likely to forget — he tells OUR story, detailing the difficult yet beautiful journey of the American flag.
Ragged Old Flag
The Wall Song is a tribute born out of the kindred creative spirits of poet Judy Gorman King and songwriters Mitch Townley and Brad Dunse. Mitch heard Judy present her poem, The Spirit of the Wall, at a Nashville benefit for homeless veterans in March 2008. She gave him permission to use the poem as the inspirational foundation for the song. Mitch invited his good friend, singer/songwriter Brad Dunse to collaborate with him and the project was underway.
was recorded in Nashville in July 2008 by artist J.P. Williams and produced by Chip Martin.
We pray that The Wall Song will honor our surviving and fallen heroes of the Vietnam War as well as any who have served in the Armed Forces.