Sunday, September 20, 2009
Latvian National Anthem
Last evening at the dedication of the Liepaja chapel, they began the service by standing and singing the Latvian National Anthem, "God Save Latvia." I hadn't heard it sung before and it was a moving experience. They sang it in Latvian even though many of the people are Russian-speaking. I thought, as they were singing, of the feelings I have when we sing our National Anthem. They have suffered so much to have the freedom to even sing that song. It's a lovely song/tune--don't know what the words say, but I imagine they are very moving.