For reasons that won’t be explained, this was the song I sang to my first child, my daughter, right after she was born and the nurse put her in my arms.
I’m not big on civic holidays, but honoring those who gave their lives for their country is the least I can do to show my respect for their sacrifice. It’s not about the worthiness of the cause, but about the human beings lost to war.
I suspect that some readers just can’t share this feeling, refusing or unable to separate the people who fought wars from the people who started them. For me, they are entirely different.