Red, White and Blue Night in Georgia
Mike Sudhalter | January 26, 2009
Melissa Jones delivers a beautiful 10-song album with the highlight being "Red, White and Blue Night in Georgia" from the perspective of a military wife in Savannah, Ga.
At first, her husband was a soldier who was discharged in the summer of 1999. They bought a house and had a child. Then, he became a reservist. But then he gets sent to Iraq after 9/11. The song captures the topic like few others have in the past.
It talks about sleepless nights and kissing her husband's picture before she goes to sleep, reading all of the letters that he sends back from the war zone.
I hope that everyone out there will join with me in hoping that all of these American soldiers have a wonderful Red, White and Blue return.
Jones, a Northern Utah native, did an excellent job with this song, and military spouse Roxanne Reed agreed, according to Jones' website.
"We believe this song is the first to reflect on the 'soul' of the military spouse and family member", Reed said. "Red, White and Blue Night in Georgia is a testament to the love, pride and devotion we all share for our men and women serving our country."