Yesterday I came across this beautiful tribute to our service men and women by Sailor Jerri, a Navy Veteran from central Minnesota, who rewrote the words to the song "Hallelujah" in honor of the men and women who risk their lives in defense of our nation.
I was moved by this video, recorded in 2017, and so I pass it on to you. I hope you will share it with others as well.
While serving in the US Navy Sailor Jerri worked as an aviation mechanic on F/A 18's with the VFA 83 Rampagers. She started playing guitar and singing for long term care soldiers at the VA, and in veteran support groups. In April of 2017 she wrote and posted "Hallelujah Veterans Version", which within a year was viewed over 125 million times, and downloaded in 22 countries.
She has been busy writing and in the studio ever since. "Screen Doors and Steel Guitars" her sophomore album, was released on May 17, 2019, and hit #8 on the iTunes country charts. It is available here, and on iTunes and Google play.
Jerri started 2019 when she took off for Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to begin her 2019 tour. Already added to the schedule is over 12 states and 50 shows.
Jerri filmed a music video for her original song "I'm Going Anyway" in her squadron's hanger on Naval Air Station Oceana. It was released in September and has been watched over 210k times.