Welcome to the awesome Charity Event, Blog Tour De Troops!  Today is DAY ONE and if you've been following the link list you've come here from Coral Russell's site.  I'm the last stop for today, but you will find the link for the first stop tomorrow at the bottom of this post.

I'm SO excited to be able to participate in this event!  Coming from a family who has had many men and women serve in the military, I have long had a special place for all those in the armed forces and what they sacrifice in their lives to protect all of ours.  It is truly a selfless gift. 

My family also happens to be very musical, and I find there are certain Patriotic Songs that never fail to make my heart swell and bring a tear to my eye.  I often find I have a hard time singing them, because they choke me up.  I thought it would be fun to share a couple of my favorites.

The first, of course, is the national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner.  Enjoy this rendition performed by a military choir at one of the Super Bowls.  It's gorgeous!

The second is Lee Greenwood's, God Bless The U.S.A. which became so popular in uniting the country after the disasterous events of September, 11. 

The third is a wonderful big band instrumental, the United States Armed Forces Tribute, a medley which features the songs from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Marines.

I hope you enjoyed the Musical Tribute to our troops!!  In celebration of today, I'm thrilled to be sharing my latest book, the fourth from my Of Witches and Warlocks series, The Dark Rising.  It features its own war zone, of the Good vs. Evil variety as hot warlocks and beautiful witches test each other in a battle of wills.  If you would like you can read a couple of reviews for this book by visiting my sponsors, The Bookish Snob, Book MinionsAlisha Robinson, Reading Is My Cheap Addiction, My Eclectic Bookshelf, Tania M Collins. (I just wanted to apologize for most of the links to these reviews being posted so late today.  I was unaware I had other sponsors who had read the book. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for all of your AMAZING reviews!! They totally made my day!!)
Be sure to keep traveling around to all the other great authors on this tour, starting again tomorrow in the FABULOUS Jackie Chanel's site and follow on from there to get LOTS more FREE EBOOKS!
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Do you have a favorite Patriotic Memory?

********This Event Is Over.  Thank you so much to everyone who came to participate!!!  Stay tuned for future upcoming events!!!!*******