Way back in 2016, Eric Church performed “Standing Their Ground” at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service.
In case you were unaware, Eric’s grandpa Rusty was Chief of Police in Granite Falls, NC.
“Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. It is celebrated May 15th of each year (Wikipedia).”
It’s clear Church has a deep reverence for those that protect us, whether that be police officers, fire fighters, military, all first responders, etc.
Give yourself some chills with this.
His performance of “Standing Their Ground” at the Opry following the Route 91 massacre – powerful…
Lyrics to “Standing Their Ground”
I like to think that I have strong enough conviction to give my life for something I believe
But the truth is that I ever been put in that position where I’d have to die to keep someone else free
but their are those, that do it every day and their are those, that will tomorrow so tonight I pray, as I lay my worries down to watch over those, still standing their ground
I like to think that I have had the kind of courage to speak the name of god where it was veined
or be the kind of guy who stayed by her side when a lot of other guys would of ran
cause their are those, that do it every day and their are those, that will tomorrow so tonight I pray, as I lay my worries down Lord watch over those, still standing their ground
I make my living with this old guitar I stand on a stage and I pour out my heart It might not seem like much in the scheme of things yea I doubt I’ll ever save a life with one of these songs I sing
but their are those, that do it every day and their are those, that’ll save one tomorrow so tonight I pray, as I lay my worries down Lord please watch over those still standing their ground
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