For Commonwealth countries, November 11, better known as Remembrance Day, is a period of deep reflection. The annual memorial day first began in 1919 to recall the end of hostilities of World War I in 1918 and, according to Veterans Affairs Canada, is for "remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace."
Remembrance Day is traditionally marked by ceremonies held at war memorial sites across Canadian towns and cities where wreathes are lain in honour of fallen service people. While these are often sombre occasions for the many poppy-wearing thousands who take part in these events, they need not be silent ones. Over the years countless musicians across numerous genres have composed thoughtful and often moving songs connected to Remembrance Day.
We collected seven of these songs below -- continue reading on Samaritan Mag