RemembranceNovember 11, 2008
(photo credit: Ian Britton)
It’s Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day in Canada. For many years, I’ve re-read “In Flanders Fields” and listened to the Pogues’ version of “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” on this day. A few years ago, I started listening to the “The Green Fields of France,” by the Dropkick Murphys, as well. Both songs are by Australian folk singer and songwriter, Eric Bogle, and they both commemorate the fallen in World War I, at Gallipoli and in France respectively. They are also both superbly powerful indictments of war.