Shawn L. Bird

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Remembrance Day song- Green Fields of France November 10, 2013

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Eric Bogle wrote my two favourite Remembrance Day songs.  I always weep while I play or sing sing them.  Beautiful and poignant pieces that explore huge themes.  While we acknowledge the sacrifices of those who went away to war, we must also recognize the need to better ways to deal with conflict.  When dealing with bullies, it’d be nice if discussion would bring about resolution, but so often, they only understand a  big stick.  It is the worst thing about humanity.  The fact that people are willing to deal with those bullies, for whatever motivation, is still sadly necessary.  So, here is Eric Bogle’s “Green Fields of France.”



15 Responses to “Remembrance Day song- Green Fields of France”

  1. Dayle Says:

    very beautiful

  2. Karen Evans Says:

    A beautifully crafted and poignant video tribute.

  3. Mournful moving beauty. Wars are an excuse for the greedy to profit. As Hemmingway asked, “What if they gave a war and nobody came?”

  4. davidprosser Says:

    The War to end all Wars was followed by WWII and still we seem not to have learned. Let us try to find other ways to settle disputes before the Earth is covered in the graves of the sacrificed and Memorials to their courage.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  5. Such an emotive performance… thanks for sharing it.

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