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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:30 PM

Post a song for a veteran.

Any veteran of any time period, any conflict, any branch of the service.

For my late father, U.S. Army, Second World War, Glenn Miller's "American Patrol."

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CBHagman Nov 2012 OP
Vadem Nov 2012 #1
aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2012 #2
spanone Nov 2012 #3
dflprincess Nov 2012 #4
politicat Nov 2012 #5
CBHagman Nov 2012 #6
chieftain Nov 2012 #7
Bigmack Nov 2012 #8
Manifestor_of_Light Nov 2012 #9
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #10
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #11
WiffenPoof Nov 2012 #12
WiffenPoof Nov 2012 #13
-..__... Nov 2012 #14
Melinda Nov 2012 #15
yewberry Nov 2012 #16

Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:34 PM

1. There Will Be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover....

or "My Buddy" or "We'll Meet Again"--One of my favorites.

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:41 PM

2. For my dad

Co-pilot of a B-17, shot down in a mission over the German town of Huls, broke both legs when he landed on the roof of a barn, shot in the hip by German soldiers after he landed, he became a POW at Stalag Luft III. He later flew in Vietnam in 1965. He was a recipient of the Air Medal and the Bronze Star. He's on the extreme right in this photo.



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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:46 PM

3. universal soldier

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:03 PM

4. Green Fields of France (Willie McBride)



I can't help but wonder now Willie McBride
Do all you who lie here know why you died?
Did you really believe them when they told you the cause?
Did you really beleve that a war would end war?
Well the suffering, the glory, the killing the shame,
It was all done in vain.
For Willie McBride it all happened again
And again and again and again.

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:04 PM

5. For Gen X's forgotten warriors:



RESOLUTION



No pride to feel
No waiting country
No parades to line your way

Though your hands may bleed
And your body may lie broken
Every storm must soon give way

Raise your head up high
Raise your head up high
So the heavens hear you cry
Light the brightest fire
from the highest mountain
so the whole world knows
that your spirit can't be broken
The rage you feel
will consume you and destroy you
let this rage inside you die

One day, you'll find
the signs in every motion
close your eyes so you might see

I will hold you still
Every second of every hour
Let your actions speak your will

Give up your fear
these senseless longings
Let this pain inside you die

© VNV Nation • All rights reserved

(forgotten because nearly a million personnel served in Desert Storm and in enforcing the Iraq No-Fly, in Bosnia, Somalia and Haiti. The Veterans of Foreign Wars does not advocate for these veterans and those who served in Iraq and the No-Fly in 1991-2000 are barred from membership in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.)

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Response to politicat (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:11 PM

6. I wasn't aware of that.

Thank you for posting.

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:22 PM

7. For My Dad.

He served in the Marine Corps during WWII. He was wounded twice. Once when the USS Chicago was sunk and then during the battle for Pelileu. He and my Mom loved this song as did so many couples separated by the war.

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:30 PM

8. "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda...."

Now those who were living did their best to survive
In that mad world of dust, blood, and fire
And for seven long weeks I kept myself alive
But the corpses around me piled higher
Then a big Turkish shell knocked me arse over tit
And when I awoke in my hospital bed
And saw what it had done, Christ, I wished I was dead
Never knew there were worse things than dying
For no more I'll go waltzing Matilda
Through the green bushes so far and near
For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs two legs
No more waltzing Matilda for me

Sung by the Pogues...

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:35 PM

9. For my Dad.

WWII veteran, Army Air Corps, 483rd Bombardment Group.
The Nimrod variation from the Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar is often sung on Remembrance Day (Veterans Day in England and Canada) to honor veterans.

I had this version played at my dad's funeral in 2000. So I snuck some Latin into a small town Methodist Church!!



The words are taken from the Requiem Mass: Lux æterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis tuis in æternum, quia pius es. Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat eis......
English translation: May everlasting light shine upon them, O Lord, with your Saints forever, for you are merciful. Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and may everlasting light shine upon them.......

Some years later, I saw the Tallis Scholars. They are British, and the best choral group in the world. I told one of the lady members about playing this at my dad's funeral, and she said, "You did right by him." I was in tears over that compliment. It is a tradition in England and Canada to sing the choral arrangement on Remembrance Day, which is Veteran's Day in England and Canada.

He got two Bronze Stars. The 483rd Bomb Group has the record for a B-17 successfully landing from a combat mission with the most bullet holes: 30,748.

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:35 PM

10. Sam Stone (Great Society Conflict Blues) for all the Vets in OPMH @ Zablocki VAMC

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:36 PM

11. My Dad fought in Viet *FUCKING* Nam...

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:05 PM

12. This Never Fails To Move Me

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:25 PM

13. Here's Another One

The lyrics are quite moving.

Paige

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:32 PM

14. The good....

 



The bad...



And the ugly..



And just for fun...

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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:09 AM

15. I am so grateful and profoundly moved by this thread.

I've spent the last several hours reading the stories and listening to the music, watching the videos, and learning new appreciation for those who have served their nations in military service. I've cried reading about a father, and in knowing, in feeling a common history and deep pain of the veterans who post in this thread. I can hear it through your music. I am grateful.

You've all loved and lost, as we all have and will, but when you post this art, when you express it and share it, you share a personal piece of you and your loved ones. And we the viewers feel proud for you and we cry along with you.... or at least I do.

Thank you for posting this thread, and thanks to everyone who has shared on this thread this Veterans Day 2012.

My song to you:




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Response to CBHagman (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:41 AM

16. For my Grampy Jock:

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He was a navigator on a B25 and was shot down over Germany in 1944. He was captured and remained at Stalag Luft 1 through the starvation period until the camp was liberated by the Russians in 1945.

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