Sunday, September 7, 2008

Kitty Donohoe's "There Are No Words"

Kitty wrote this beautiful song in response to 9/11, and made it available to DJs as soon as she could. The song was also made available for sale to the public, with revenues donated to organizations that helped with recovery. Kitty will sing her song on September 11 at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial. Here's what she sent out about this commemoration:

"We (David Mosher, Pooh Stevenson and me) will be performing it at the dedication ceremony of the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial this Thursday, September 11th, in Arlington, Virginia. I was initially disappointed when we were asked to change from the donor recognition dinner being held on the 10th to the ceremony itself on the 11th, because the dinner¹s being hosted by Tom Brokaw, lots of officials and celebrities will be there, and I thought it would be cool to be a part of that. And as it happens, we’ll be guests anyway.

"Then it began to sink in that this request from the Pentagon is a very big deal. The United States Air Force Band and Choir will be playing [the song] with us and the entire dedication is going to be aired live on all networks, beginning at 8:00AM (EST). The program goes until 10:30 and we¹re roughly in the middle, immediately following a moment of silence. As we’re performing ‘There Are No Words’ there will be a screen next to the stage running a clip from the film that got all of this started in the first place, ‘A Nation Remembers: The Pentagon 9/11 Story,’ and it’s very moving. A special thanks to David Barrett for making that happen.

"None of us has any idea what will follow this, but I’m honored to be a part of such a national event. A little scared, too. And it’s always possible that at the last minute there will be a breaking news story or something and our part won’t be seen by most Americans. But we’ll still be there for the families of the victims, and that’s what matters most.

"So if you can get up and turn on the TV at 8:00 on Thursday and wing a little ‘good luck’ our way, we’ll feel it."

1 comment:

Paul said...

On that morning I was working at an Arlington public elementary school a couple miles away from the Pentagon, near enough to hear the plane hit. Have to say I was really proud of my colleagues that day.