And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
It’s Memorial Day here in the States, where we honor those who’ve died in our country’s wars by eating, drinking, and shopping. Eric Bogle’s “And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda,” written 30 years ago, is as good a reflection on the sacrifices of war as any:
The song’s a favorite of Senator Bob Kerrey, who lost a leg and gained a Medal of Honor as a Navy SEAL near Nha Trang Bay in 1969.
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