A Moment of Silence and a Day to Remember; Covers for Remembrance Day

Red Poppy by Ben Welsh

Remembrance Day is for remembering with a moment of silence. On this day in 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the First World War was ended. The first remembrance day was on November 11, 1919, at 11 a.m.. Originally called “Armistice Day” to honour the armistice agreement which was the agreement that ended WW1.

Below are songs to listen to throughout the day to remember those that fought and those that died.

“Pittance of Time” by Chad Huntington, Originally by Terry Kelly

Take two minutes, would you mind?

It’s a pittance of time For the boys and the girls who went over

In peace may they rest, may we never forget Why they died

It’s a pittance of time

“Pittance of Time” Lyrics by Terry Kelly

“Wrong Side of Heaven” by Rokk, Originally by Five Finger Death Punch

Arms wide open
I stand alone
I’m no hero and I’m not made of stone
Right or wrong
I can hardly tell
I’m on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell
The wrong side of heaven and the righteous side
The righteous side of hell

“Wrong Side of Heaven” Lyrics by Five Finger Death Punch

“8th of November” by Ashley K., Originally by Big & Rich

On the eighth of November the angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away
With the fire raining down and the hell all around
There were few men left standing that day
Saw the eagle fly through a clear blue sky
1965, the eighth of November

“8th of November” lyrics by Big & Rich

“Arlington” by Mikalene Ipson, Originally by Trace Adkins

And I’m proud to be
On this peaceful piece of property
I’m on sacred ground
And I’m in the best of company
I’m thankful for those thankful
For the things I’ve done
I can rest in peace
I’m one of the chosen ones
I made it to Arlington

“Arlington” Lyrics by Trace Adkins

“American Soldier” by Anthem Lights, Originally by Toby Keith 

And I will always do my duty
No matter what the price
I’ve counted up the cost
I know the sacrifice
Oh, and I don’t want to die for you
But if dyin’s asked of me
I’ll bear that cross with honor
‘Cause freedom don’t come free

“American Soldier”Lyrics by Toby Keith

“Soldier” by Dgem Tulay, Originally by Shania Twain

Has anybody seen my soldier, standing all alone?
Has anybody seen my soldier?
Oh, has anybody seen my soldier, standing all alone?
Has anybody seen my soldier just trying to get home?

“Solider” Lyrics By Shania Twain

“Letters From Home” by Tyler Warden, Originally by John Michael Montgomery

My Dearest son, it’s almost June
I hope this letter catches up with you
And finds you well
It’s been dry
But they’re callin’ for rain
And everything’s the same old same
In Johnsonville
Your stubborn old daddy
Ain’t said too much
But I’m sure you know
He sends his love

“Letters From Home” Lyrics by John Michael Montgomery

“Who You’d Be Today” by Tammy Mathieson, Originally by Kenny Chesney

Sunny days seem to hurt the most
I wear the pain like a heavy coat
I feel you everywhere I go
I see your smile, I see your face
I hear you laughing in the rain
I still can’t believe you’re gone

“Who You’d Be Today” Lyrics by Kenny Chesney

“Riding With Private Malone” by Brandon Embry, Originally by David Ball

He said, my name is Private Andrew Malone
And if you’re reading this, then I didn’t make it home
But for every dream that’s shattered, another one comes true
This car was once a dream of mine, now it belongs to you
And though you may take her and make her your own
You’ll always be riding with Private Malone

“Riding With Private Malone”  Lyrics by David Ball

“The Other Little Soldier” by Genesis Keren Nava, Originally by Josh Gracin

And even though he didn’t know
What his dad was fighting for
He was proud to be the other little soldier
In this war

“The Other Little Soldier” Lyrics by Josh Gracin

Comment below who you’re remembering this Remembrance day.

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  1. Two songs I link to Remembrance Day, each about a different aspect of war that should not be forgotten, are: And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle, and The Sun is Also a Warrior by Leslie Fish. Check them out.

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