"Some Peace On Earth"
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Justin Wilde
Christmas and Holiday Music / Songcastle Music
26642 Via Noveno
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

PH: 949-859-1615


"Some Peace On Earth"

(A Christmas Anthem for America's Armed Forces & Veterans)

Words & Music by Phillip Keveren & Steve Hostetler
© 2007 Christmas And Holiday Music & Songcastle Music

Music Video:  © 2012 Songcastle Music

Vocal by Marshall Hall

The story behind this song:
"Some Peace On Earth" was inspired by Jim Varhegyi's photos of the "Wreaths In the Snow" at Arlington National Cemetery which went viral on the internet in 2007.  Music publisher, Justin Wilde was so moved by the photos, he believed there should be an accompanying song, so he asked two of his best writers to come up with one.  It took nine months, but it was worth the wait.  Phillip Keveren's lush melody and Steve Hostetler poignant lyric blended perfectly to create this patriotic holiday anthem which pays tribute to the United States military, and especially for those who died serving our country.  Marshall Hall was asked to record the vocal.  The end result was so moving and inspirational, Justin next decided to produce and direct this music video which chronicles the heroic sacrifices made by the men and woman of our armed forces over the last century. 

During the hustle and bustle of the December holidays, we often fail to celebrate and honor those who made it possible for us to enjoy the wondrous blessings of liberty and freedom.  For those who lost their lives defending our country, we can never thank them enough.  Remember the families they left behind.  Share your memories of those they lost.  Assure them that their loved one is greatly missed and will never be forgotten.  It is our hope that this song will become a part of America's holiday tradition. To quote its lyric,

                                    Every year at Christmas, we should not forget
                                    Resting in those quiet fields are the bravest and the best
                                    We need to show we understand what their sacrifice is worth
                                    'Cause they gave everything, just to bring ... SOME PEACE ON EARTH

All still photos and/or film footage were either in the public domain or used pursuant to the "fair use" provisions of the United State Copyright Act of 1976.   We have attempted to credit all photographers who we could identify.  We apologize for those we could not find.


DIMOC (Defense Imagery Management Operations Center
            Especially: Linda DeLa Torre, Neva Lawson, Amber Kearney, and Natalie Fernandez
DVIDS  (Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System
Department of Defense Image Collection
The "Still Photo" Section of the National Archives, Washington, DC
James Varhegyi   (whose Arlington "Wreaths In The Snow" photos inspired this song and video)
Philip M. Strub   (Special Assistant for Entertainment Media, Dept. of Defense, The Pentagon)
Tynisha Jones-Vincent   (Public Affairs Officer, USAF)
Kanessa Trent   (US Army Pacific Public Affairs Sergeant Major)
Georgie Carter Krell   (Gold Star Moms President)
Ralph Sogliuzzo   (I.T. & Technical Assistance)
Barbara Sogliuzzo   (Tea & Deserts)
Jim Reeves   (Mastering of the Song Track)
Alan Hayden   (Editing, Cameraman, Technical Direction)
Alex Serrano/Form & Image  (Graphic Design)
Stuart Hayden   (Hospitality & on-screen)
Robert "Batman" Battema   (Photo research and recruitment)

Gold Star Moms & Dads in the order they appear in "SOME PEACE ON EARTH":

Pamela Blecksmith (mother) and Edward Blecksmith (father)
  In loving memory of USMC 2nd Lt. James Patrick "JP" Blecksmith
  Photo: Pasadena Star-News

Mi Hea Kim (mother) and Isaac Kim (brother)
  In loving memory of Lance Corporal Minhee Andy Kim
  Photo:  Washington Post

Lyvonne Lightfoot (mother)
  In loving memory of U.S. Army Specialist Anthony M. Lightfoot
  Photo:  Washington Post

Velina Sanchez (mother) and Pearl Martinez (grandmother)
  In loving memory of USMC Sgt. Moses D. Rocha
  Photo:  Unknown

Debbie Lee (mother)
  In loving memory of Navy Seal, Petty Officer Second Class Marc Alan Lee
  Photo:  Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bo Flannigan

Children and other family members appearing in "SOME PEACE ON EARTH":

Landon Carpenter (son) and Crissie Carpenter (wife)
  In loving memory of Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter
  Photo:  Marcia Truitt

Mallory Huggins (daughter) & Danielle Huggins (wife)
  In loving memory of her father, Army Staff Sergeant Jamie L Huggins
  Photo:  Carol Guzy - The Washington Post

Kiley Weaver (daughter), Emma Weaver (wife), Donn & Jeanne Weaver (parents)
  In loving memory of First Lt Todd W. Weaver
  Photo:  Rob Ostermaier / Daily Press

Oliver Petty and Owen Petty (sons) and Debra Petty (wife)
  In loving memory of their father, U.S. Army Captain Christopher P. Petty
  Photos:  Debra Petty and AP

Rachel Baldwin (daughter) and Danielle Baldwin (wife)
  In loving memory of her father, Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin
  Photo:  Even Vucci / AP

Eden Balduf and Stephanie Balduf  (daughters) and Amy Balduf (wife)
  In loving memory of their father, USMC Sgt. Kevin Balduf
  Photo:  Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Christian Golcznski (son) and Heather Golczynski (wife)
  In loving memory of USMC SSgt Marcus Golcznski
  Photo:  Aaron Thompson / Daily News Journal in Murfressboro, TN

Producer / Director Credit:

Justin Wilde, the Executive Producer of "Some Peach On Earth" is the foremost publisher of original holiday music in the world.  His songs have been recorded and performed by some of the biggest legends in the music industry, including Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Toby Keith, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Vince Gill, Johnny Mathis, Anita Baker, The Boston Pops, The United States Air Force Band, and dozens of other artists over the last three decades.


Music Video Photo Credits:

Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News, Washington Post, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bo Flannigan, Marcia Truitt, Carol Guzym, Rob Ostermaier/Daily Press, Even Vucci/AP, Jim Varhegyi, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Aaron Thompson/Daily News Journal, Alan Hayden, Bruce Dale, Tech Sgt. Robert Wollenberg, Bruno Barbey/Magnum, Peter Turnley/Black Star, Ken Jarecke, Lance Cpl. Daniel J. Klein, Debra Petty, Alan Hayden, and Justin Wilde


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