And every year there are fewer and fewer of the aging veterans whom we can thank and pay respect to for their sacrifices in the wars. Today there are only three Canadian veterans still living who served in WW1.
But sadly, there is an entirely new generation of soldiers losing their lives in war. And regardless of our feelings about this war, we must respect their sacifices and honour their memory, and pay tribute to the comrades who served with them.
War,being a universally divisive subject, has spawned a great number of moving and thought-provoking songs.
This version of The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda by the Pogues breaks my heart.