"As I mused, the fire burned"

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Song of Remembrance

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A wonderful song of remembering, written and performed by a pair of Alberta lawyers in memory of the four who died in the “friendly fire” incident at Tarnak Farm, Afghanistan.

It’s For Us
By Lloyd Elder & Gary Cable

When a nation calls “To War!”
There are those who rise to leave
Sons and daughters of the Corp
A maple leaf upon their sleeve

No regrets or second thoughts
In the choice to leave our home
Always mindful of the cost
Freedom’s price…a battle zone

Ch. Have you taken the time To understand the price, the depth of sacrifice?
Has it ever crossed your mind
To open up your eyes, to try to recognize
That it’s for me, and it’s for you…
It’s for us?

Our soldiers need to know
That their country truly cares
Each in turn should understand
They’re in our thoughts and in our prayers

Be it fate or circumstance
She will find herself alone
It’s not the way that they had planned
But her man is coming home

{that last verse always brings tears to my eyes – the video is playing a ramp ceremony…’her man is coming home’, ‘not the way that they had planned’ meaning he is coming home in one of those special steel coffins reserved for air transport of war dead}

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Written by sameo416

November 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

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  1. And then there’s Stomping Tom’s – The Blue Berets

    stjohnfortsmith

    November 12, 2012 at 10:56 am

    • And I just discovered off his latest album. In Flander’s Fields.

      sameo416

      November 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm


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