Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day Music

Finntann the First ;)

This is a picture of my Uncle Jim, who served in the cavalry in the Pancho Villa expedition and in WWI.  Gassed by the Germans he was left for dead on the side of the road,  recognized by someone in a passing troop who went to collect his personal effects for the family, he was discovered to be alive.  Although he suffered from lung problems the remainder of his life he lived to the age of 66.

The Yorktown Fife & Drums, The Revolution


Hail Columbia, War of 1812

Remember that Francis Scott Key hadn't penned the Defense of Fort McHenry until 1814

The Battle Cry of Freedom,  US Civil War


Over There, WWI

Coming In On a Wing and A Prayer, WWII


 Ballad of the Green Beret, Vietnam War

Little Consensus has Emerged

There seems to be no particular songs that have emerged as typifying the Gulf War or the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  What are your thoughts as to the music of these wars?

I'll leave you with this:




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