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Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Ciara Drexler from Ashby has written a song and she needs local residents to make a video that will be sent to local service men and women for Veterans Day 2011.

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She is asking for people of all ages to gather at Citizen's Field in Alexandria on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. Drexler's vision is that a strong community representation will turn out for the video shoot.

The young vocalist began writing her original song, Civilian's Song, in August and is now seeking the assistance of others to bring the song to life in what she hopes to be a video tribute message of thanks and support.

The video is to show local men and women from this area serving our country that not only do loved ones support them, but the entire community supports them as well.

Drexler will perform her song with the band from Ashby's Destiny Church and videographers will film the event. She is hopeful the bleachers at the football field will be filled and the audience will participate with smiles and general patriotism and by cheering and singing too, if so inclined.

After the filming is complete, she is requesting military families remain in attendance in order to gather information from them to include in the credits of the video.

After the video footage has been shot, she intends to have the video completed and posted on the YouTube website at www.youtube.com by Veterans Day. She would like everyone to share the video with active military friends and family along with all military veterans they know.

Although it is not necessary, Drexler is requesting that people RSVP for the event by emailing her at standupminnesota@gmail.com.

For more information, search for the "Ciara Drexler - musican/band" page on Facebook. A video of the song can also be viewed on YouTube by searching "Civilian's Song by Ciara Drexler."

Civilian's Song

(Stand Up) © 2011

By: Ciara Drexler

Verse 1

To the soldier who's been gone for so long

We've been here, cheering you on

With our civilian's song

Never once has this been in vain

We will never forget the names

Of all of those who freely gave

For freedom's cause

Chorus 1

Oh the things you must have seen

The things you must have done

The things you must have lost

And all the battles you have won

For such a heavy price

We just want to say

Thank you for the sacrifice

Verse 2

To the soldier far from home

Whose fearless strength carries on

May these words keep you strong

In our civilian's song

(Chorus 1)

Bridge 1

So we just stand up

Everybody say it louder

Everybody say it prouder

God Bless the USA

So we just stand up

Everybody say it louder

Everybody say it prouder

I love the USA

(Instrumental, Chorus 2)

Chorus 2

Oh the things you must have seen

The things you must have done

The things you must have lost

And all the battles you have won

All for freedom's cause

We just want to say

Thank you for it all

Bridge 2

In the cold and in the night

And in the warmth of the bright sunlight

Remember this as you march on

We stand for you in our civilian's song

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