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May 29, 2012

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

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

~

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

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.

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.”

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