"In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below."
- John McCrae
As we approach Remembrance Day in the coming week, we remember those who fought so bravely for our country. For some, a grandparent, a relative, a brother or sister, a friend.
Remembrance Day is a day that can bring about reflection or difficult memories and feelings for others. Music is a unifying medium that has allowed for cathartic reflections and discussions to occur during sessions. Some of these discussions have led to tears and processing of loss. Others have led to cheerful memories of loved ones.
Here are some songs that I often share with my clients, as we reflect and remember together.
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
Keep the Home Fires Burning
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
Pack Up Your Troubles
The Band Played On
The White Cliffs of Dover
We’ll Meet Again