To all of my brothers and sisters in arms, I salute you on this day of remembrance for all of us who served in uniform defending liberty and justice against those who would threaten that which we hold dear. As a people, we don’t always get it right and we’ve done our fair share of bad things, but our vision for liberty and justice for all holds true.
And for those who maybe don’t look to favourable towards soldiers, remember General Douglas MacArthur’s words:
“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
I made this mixtape for my peeps in uniform, past and present.
And here it is in video form. There are some pretty moving images in some of the videos.
1. Bill Withers – I Can’t Write Left Handed
2. Queensryche – Remember Me
3. Arlo Guthrie: When A Soldier Makes It Home (live)
4. Ballad of the Green Berets – SSGT Barry SADLER
5. Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
6. Walking On A Thin Line – Huey Lewis & The News
7. Alice In Chains – Rooster
8. Goodnight Saigon
9. John Michael Montgomery -Letter From Home
10. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd