Remembrance Day 2020. Remembering at the cenotaph, perhaps stepping on a grave, is not possible. We will not experience the cold, feel the rain, hear the airplanes in the sky while listening to the Last Post. Yet, the sacrifices for our freedom will be remembered. Perhaps also through music...
Online I found some old pieces of music. Also in remembrance and in honour of Vera Lynn, who played an important role for the soldiers during WWII through her singing. She passed away this year at the age of 103.
The first song speaks about the expected change of life, back to normal ("There 'll be Bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover, tomorrow, you just wait and see"); the second is about a certain future reunion, with uncertain elements ("We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when"), which might leave the option open for meeting again in heaven. The last song is the hymn "Nearer, my God, to Thee" which soldiers have sung going into the battlefields, knowing they would be seeing God soon.