Jackie, 2014

Jackie and her children, 1971

Rest in Peace Bob Carpenter

Mother Mars

Jackie with Frankie Valli at Salute II, 1984

Peter Yarrow and me after P P & M concert

After the March,  Sydney.jpg Bob Carpenter, Wes Williams.jpg Gene Connell in background

Happy Independence Day.jpg May we always be

The link to this ten minute play can be found on the Home Page of my website_  www.jackiemarx

Phoenix College production of Rocket City (The American Dream..

Theater Works

SYNOPSIS _Everett Marsh has seen it all_ from storming Omaha Beach on D-Day, to burying his beloved

Sydney Harbor_ Wes, Lachlan, me, Bob Dodds, Jeff Grosser

Dancing at the Vietnamese Community Dinner

Concert, Martin Place Amphitheatre_ Normie Rowe, John Steer and me

After the March,  Sydney.jpg Bob Carpenter, Wes Williams.jpg Gene Connell in background

Three Fighting Men Statue, dedicated November, 1984 (Salute II)

Jackie Marx, opening ceremonies, Salute II, 1984

Jackie with Frankie Valli at Salute II, 1984

Two Weary Warriors (Michael Martin and Tim Holiday) Salute II 1984

Peter Yarrow and me after P P & M concert

Noel Paul Stookey with Larry and his wife and Bob Carpenter and me after a Peter, Paul and Mary conc

Mary Travers and me after P P & M concert

America

Welcome Home Grant Park

Jackie's 9/11 song

Jeff Grosser and me performing original music, Sydney Domain, Welcome Home March and Concert

My play, The Bus to Vegas, was chosen for a staged reading (Dramatists Guild of America New Works Fe

WELCOME

FREEDOM'S LAST BREATH   PDF file 
Short (under 10 minutes) patriotic/educational stage play with 2 characters. Easy to produce (minimal set/props).  Perfect for school classrooms.  Chosen by The Dramatists Guild of America for a staged reading.

So happy you are here. Hope you enjoy your visit. Please check out Jackie's writing, listen to original songs, watch videos, and learn about her involvement in the Vietnam Veteran community. For information, songs and photos from Jackie's musical drama, Rocket City! The American Dream...Interrupted, please click on the MUSIC link on the menu at the top of this page. We are always adding things, so please come back and visit.

TESTIMONIALS

"Jackie,
 

Your love and respect for your subject and for your performers is obvious. Thank you so much. 

 

Love,

 

Lauren Graham (Nurse Matthews, Dallas Production)

 

 

 

 

"Congratulations Jackie on keeping this piece alive and thriving. I was so fortunate
at my very young age to be a very small part of its journey.  Continued success."

 

Darius de Haas ('Short-timer' Brown and his son, Henry Jr, Lake La Donna Production)

 

 

 

"Jackie: You've added the melody some thought was lost."

 

Rick Eilert,  author 

"For Self and Country"

 

 

 

"...I listened to Jackie's songs and found  them to be
well-crafted and delightfully sung..."

 

Mary Travers, 

Peter, Paul & Mary

 

 

 

"Jackie's work is a powerful echo of the conditions we encountered interviewing
the survivors  of a combat infantry company. The veterans will recognize something of their own experience in her songs."

 

Peter Goldman, Senior Editor, Newsweek

 

 

 

"Your songs always seem to bring new meaning to issues, and compel those listening to reaffirm their dedication to the

solution of the issues of which you sing..."

 

Allen Lynch, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient 

Other reviews and testimonials coming soon.

Above and Beyond the Call

The Medal of Honor Song

copyright 1987 Jackie Marx

Brothers in Arms, for God and Country

Bound by duty, fighting for freedom

In the heat of battle, armed with courage,

you took a stand

Though you could taste the danger,

your heart was beating faster,

you didn't hesitate

Something inside of you was guiding you,

Above and Beyond the Call

Above and Beyond the call, your life upon the line

you took a stand to save your fellow man

Above and Beyond the Call, courageous, brave and true

You did what you had to do...

Above and Beyond the Call

Though you could taste the danger,

your heart was beating faster,

you didn't hesitate  You didn't hesitate

Brothers in Peace, America's heroes

Kindred spirits, comrades forever

In the midst of battle, armed with courage

you took a stand

Above and Beyond the Call, your life upon the line

you took a stand to save your fellow man

Above and Beyond the Call, courageous brave and true

You did what you had to do...

Above and Beyond the Call

The catalyst for Jackie's song, Above and Beyond the Call, was meeting Medal of Honor Recipient, Allen Lynch (Us Army, Vietnam) and reading his Congressional citation. 

The Congressional Medal of Honor  is the highest US military decoration, awarded by Congress to a member of the Armed Forces for gallantry and bravery in combat at the risk of life above and beyond the Call of Duty.

The choir from King of Glory Church (Tempe, AZ) performed ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL at the Korean War Veterans Association Dinner honoring the Medal of Honor recipients, Jackie was honored to sing her original song, If Only You Were Here Dad (honoring the brave members of the Armed Forces who did not return home from the war).

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Three Fighting Men Statue, dedicated November, 1984 (Salute II)