Young men who died for old men’s wars…we are all one great Band of Brothers. {Requiem for a Soldier}

Via on May 28, 2012

“WHO KNOWS ONLY HIS OWN GENERATION REMAINS ALWAYS A CHILD.”

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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

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The main theme to the HBO series Band of Brothers – Requiem for a Soldier – sung by Katherine Jenkins on 10th November 2007 at the UK’s Royal British Legion Festival, an annual event held at London’s Albert Hall commemorating those who have served in the armed forces & who have given their lives for our liberty. Taken from a live BBC1 broadcast.

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For more, watch Band of Brothers. There’s no better way to remember how war really is, unvarnished, warts and all, heroism, human moments and atrocities alike on all sides:

“War is hell. Anyone who glorifies it is part of the problem.”

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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