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    Frank Dutil
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    The title song for the series "Band of Brothers" is called ‘Requiem for a Soldier’… I didn’t know that until a few moments ago…

    This song isn’t just instrumental, there are words… Incredible, touching, moving, inspiring words… I didn’t know that either until a few moments ago… I still have goose bumps… Listen to this…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfVELFs … 8A01217F90

    Lyrics to Requiem For A Soldier :

    "Requiem For A Soldier"

    You never lived to see
    What you gave to me
    One shining dream of hope and love
    Life and liberty

    With a host of brave unknown soldiers
    For your company, you will live forever
    Here in our memory

    In fields of sacrifice
    Heroes paid the price
    Young men who died for old men’s wars
    Gone to paradise

    We are all one great band of brothers
    And one day you’ll see we can live together
    When all the world is free

    I wish you’d lived to see
    All you gave to me
    Your shining dream of hope and love
    Life and liberty

    We are all one great band of brothers
    And one day you’ll see – we can live together
    When all the world is free

    #16278
    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    On this 11th day of the 11th month, I can’t think of a more fitting anthem to our veterans than this song. IMHO, it should be made into an international anthem to pay tribute to our servicemen and women.
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    #16309
    megan
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    It is a good piece… but fails to recognise that warfare is not like football, you do not get to choose sides. Remembrance is a time to reflect on all those whose lives have been ended or touched by war.

    I stand in remembrance of those who answered their nation’s call and went to do their duty not knowing if or when they would return home.

    I stand in remembrance of those who watched their loved ones go to war, not knowing if or when they would be back.

    I stand in remembrance of those who live with the effects of war, maimed in body or mind, and those who care for them.

    I stand in remembrance of those who did not return, and those who mourn them.

    Megan
    http://www.medals.org.uk/

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