Happy Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day, a day we say thank you to all men and women who are in uniform, and have served in uniform.  There is so much that could be posted here and I had a couple of ideas, but then I read this article from The Nation, called, “The Top Ten Veteran’s Day Songs,” and I realized that the author of that article, Peter Rothberg, not just beat me to the punch, but came up with a better concept.  For those who don’t want to click the above link, I have taken the liberty to provide that list below – with all due respect to Mr. Rothberg of course – and I have added a couple that I think could’ve and should’ve made the list too.  Think of them as bonus tracks.  To all of the veterans out there I say thank you.

Bill Withers:  I Can’t Write Left Handed

Bob Dylan:  Masters of War

Phil Ochs:  Ain’t Marching Anymore

Edwin Starr:  War


Eric Bogle:  The Green Fields of France

Freda Payne:  Bring the Boys Home

Liam Clancy:  The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Bob Marley:  War/No More Trouble

Loretta Lynn:  Dear Uncle Sam

Stiff Little Fingers:  Tin Soldiers

Some that coulda, shoulda, woulda made the list:

3 Doors Down:  Citizen Soldier

Green Day:  Wake Me Up When September Ends

Metallica:  One