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Local author writes song of appreciation for our military

A local author that wrote a touching song in honor of our military has released it for free for the 77th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Local author and photographer Aquilla Loftis had it on her heart to write a song of appreciation for the members of the military 17 years ago, when our country was in the turmoil of 9/11 and facing war with terrorists. What started as a song of heartfelt gratitude has blossomed into a melody of remembrance and honor that has held up ever since.

Loftis says she’s also grateful to the others that helped craft the message of inspiration and thankfulness. “I wrote the lyrics and had Louis Drapp of Drapp Studios write and produce the music,” she told Sapulpa Times in a recent email. “Louis is a natural he does amazing work,” she said.

In addition to Drapp music, local artist Jason Hargrove provided the lead vocals: and background vocals were provided by Ru Hargrove and Louis Drapp.

“They really did an excellent job, I was very pleased with how it turned out.” Louis said.

Since it’s release, Louis says she’s given out over 300 copies on CD and is now happy to offer it for free as an online download as well. Download your copy of the song here.

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  • Avatar Connie Hall says:

    How beautiful! It touched my heart as my grandson is in the Air Force and not able to be home for holidays. Thank you for this wonderful song!

  • Avatar Gene says:

    Thank you for your Freedom Song. I pray it will touch the hearts of many. The men and women of the armed services are trying so hard to keep our freedom intact and they give much. God Bless you.

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