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Granger Smith’s “They Were There: A Hero’s Documentary” Is A Must See

“The fear in grieving, is that the world moves on and forgets.” – Granger Smith

Granger Smith is ever entertaining and talented in the music world. Now, he takes his talent into film-making.

In this self-produced new documentary, Granger walks for five days in the solace of nature and tells the stories of five different U.S. Soldiers; Peter H. Burks, Matthew W. Holloway, Dillion D. Naslund, Ty Hart and Aaron Vaughn, who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

 

As you may imagine, this documentary is filled with all sorts of emotions.

Watching the film, I couldn’t help but to see in the faces of these young men, my own brother whom currently serves our country.

There seems to be a connecting thread in each individuals character; they somehow knew from a young age this is what they wanted to do, and they chased after their dream with full gusto.

Hearing family members reminisce and give the audience a snapshot glimpse into the lives of their loved ones, is both heartbreaking and uplifting.

We have many opportunities because of what these men (and women) do on a daily basis.

We don’t always think of it, but it hits home in this film that, truly: “Freedom isn’t free.”

 

 

Granger has compiled 11 songs that accompany this new film, including the title track, “They Were There”.

“They Were There” lyrics
We were here blowin’ out birthday cakes
Ridin’ our bikes, jumpin’ in lakes
Feelin’ butterflies on our first dates
And stealin’ our old man’s beer
We were here back home in the home of the brave
But the brave ain’t home, they’re an ocean away
Doin’ their job and keepin’ us safe
While we were here
They were there, fightin’ back on the front lines
Strappin’ up their boots before the sunrise
Keepin’ their mamas up all night in fear
They were there in the name of a hometown
Of a last name that was passed down
Every day, every night, every moment we were here
They were there
They were there
We were here sayin’ the Pledge of Allegiance
Repeatin’ those words, not knowin’ their meanin’
Takin’ for granted all our freedoms
In the land of the free
We were here bitchin’ ’bout minimum wage
Splittin’ ourselves into red and blue states
And still sat down, hot food on the plate
Yeah, while we were here
They were there, fightin’ back on the front lines
Strappin’ up their boots before the sunrise
Keepin’ their mamas up all night in fear
They were there in the name of a hometown
Of a last name that was passed down
Every day, every night, every moment we were here
They were there
They were there
They were there
Givin’ everything they got
Yeah, they were there
Some came home in a pinewood box
With those stars and stripes on top
They were there, fightin’ back on the front lines
Strappin’ up their boots before the sunrise
Keepin’ their mamas up all night in fear
They were there in the name of a hometown
Of a last name that was passed down
Every day, every night, every moment we were here
They were there
They were there 

 

Check out the brand new documentary, “They Were There: A Hero’s Documentary”

 

“Live a life worthy of the sacrifice.”

 

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