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We Will Remember Them: In Honour Of Their Sacrifices, We’ve Put Together A Remembrance Day Playlist
November 11, 2012
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Today, of course, is Remembrance Day.

A day to honour those who've served our country in times of war and peace, and remember the sacrifices of all those who have died.

Many of us have never experienced war, and thankfully so. But because of that, it's easy to take our freedom and peaceful society for granted.

You can be sure our veterans don't take it for granted. They know know the cost of defending our way of life and human rights.

From the fallen soldiers, to the ones who've made it home, war can leave emotional and physical scars which can haunt a soldier and their family forever.

So, with that in mind, pause for a moment of silence today to remember the courage and sacrifice of all those who've served Canada.

To commemorate Remembrance day, we've put together 11 songs to remind us of the price many have paid, from generation to generation.

Have a look and a listen. We've included links to the lyrics of each song, as well.

Sound The Bugle - Bryan Adams

Sound The Bugle Lyrics

Each One Lost - Bruce Cockburn

Each One Lost Lyrics

Travelin Soldier - The Dixie Chicks

Travelin Soldier Lyrics

Love And War - Neil Young

Love And War Lyrics

Highway Of Heroes - The Trews

Highway Of Heroes Lyrics

The Ballad Of Ira Hayes - Johnny Cash

The Ballad Of Ira Hayes Lyrics

Arlington - Trace Adkins

Arlington Lyrics

Universal Soldier - Buffy Sainte-Marie

Universal Soldier Lyrics

Hero Of War - Rise Against

Hero Of War Lyrics

Coming Home - John Legend

Coming Home Lyrics

Soldier's Last Letter - Merle Haggard

Soldier's Last Letter Lyrics

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