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Who better to crash your wedding than the President of The United States?!  Hard to believe?  Well this is what happened to Jon and Sayli Gibbs during their wedding in 2012.

Jon and Sayli were all ready to tie the knot at the Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa on September 1st.  One week before their big day, the couple was informed that President Barack Obama was going to hold a last-minute rally at the same place on the same day!

Luckily, the President's large rally ended an hour before the wedding.  The crowd cleared out and made way for the bride and groom.  Jon and Sayli were incredibly surprised to receive a handwritten note from the busiest man on the planet and several presidential gifts.

The note read: "Congratulations on the wedding! Michelle and I wish you a great life together! - Barack Obama"

The gifts included a silver cup, silver tray, and a bag with the official seal of the President.

Now that is a gift and day that this couple will never forget!





Peace & Love,
Jon
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Good World News would like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year!!!

This has been a beautiful year.  Sit back, relax, reflect on the positive things from the past year and amplify them this year :)

 

Peace & Love,


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Retired army colonel, Harold Van Heuvelen, 93, has quite a beautiful story.  How many people do you know that have created a beautiful symphony? 

Here's his story.  He was in World War II and had a lot of free time after peace came in April of 1945. 


"We just practically sat there without anything to do," Heuvelen said in an interview with NPR. "So I decided to write a symphony."  He called the symphony "Opus 7".


Heuvelen was no stranger to musical art.  He previously studied under the composer Leonard Bernstein at the Tanglewood music academy in Lennox, Mass.


The symphony embodied all of the emotions he felt during the war.
"The opening bars of the first movement portray the depth of sadness experienced in those years prior to World War II," Heuvelen stated.


The beautiful symphony lay dormant for almost 70 years until Harold's son, Bob Van Heuvelen found it and sent it to the chairman of the Armed Services Committee to get it played.


The symphony was finally played in 2012 by the army orchestra and received a standing ovation to the large crowd!


Harold Van Heuvelen addressed the moved crowd afterwards - "Thank you for coming, and God bless you. And I hope that God will bless you as much as he's blessed me,".


Peace & Love,
Jon
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