Sunday, 8 November 2009

The Soldiers


I know I have already posted today (please see previous Memorial posting if you have not already done so) but I wanted to share something else.

I had explained to a dear American friend that we share the same Remembrance Day - November 11th but our National Day of Mourning is always on a Sunday nearest to that day. This morning the Queen lead the Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London.

On Saturday night we had the Festival Of Remembrance from the Royal Albert Hall also in London. I wanted to share this video with you.

The singers are three serving soldiers and last night, they sang in their uniforms ,wearing their medals. They have just released a CD. The proceeds of sales will go to help injured servicemen through the British Legion.

Simply known as "The Soldiers" they are Lance Corporal Ryan Idzi, Sergeant Major Gary Chilton and Sergeant Richie Maddocks.

Sit back and enjoy this beautiful and very touching song.

I would ask all readers in the U.K. to please purchase this album and offer much needed support to the men and women who have given so much for us.


  1. very moving song.ty for posting jeannette.xx

  2. oh j, tears are falling. the song is so touching & their voices beautiful! this is for ALL soldiers everywhere.
    ty for posting.

  3. Thank you to all service people every where.

  4. Beautiful Jeanette. this brought me to tears. thank you for posting this and the tribute in the previous entry. God Bless ALL the Troops everywhere this Nov 11 and every day!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful and very touching song with us. My heart goes out to all of those coming home...
    That is such a wonderful thing to do. GOD BLESS THEM EVERY ONE.

  6. that was by far the most beautiful music i have ever heard. i listened to it 3 times and each time i had tears in my eyes. i so hope we can buy that album here in the US, because i will be first in line to purchase it. thank you so much for sharing this with us. I loved it.

  7. Thank you for bringing that beautiful song to my attention as I hadn't heard it before. I am shopping today so my first port of call will be HMV to purhase it. Eileen x

  8. Lovely song and lovely initiative. I really wish every soldier could come home and not risk his/her life anymore. Thanks for posting this. Wish you all the best for Mike's and Becky's operations and for all your medical tests. Ciao. A.

  9. Jeannette, what a gorgeous song. It means alot to me as my son is about to join the Air Force next month. Very, very moving. Thanks for sharing this with us. May every soldier come home safely in my country and yours. Love you, hon... Val xox

  10. I watched them on Saturday night Jeannette and I was really moved. The words were truly from the heart. I hope all our soldiers will all be home safely soon.

    Love and Hugs

    Sandra xxxx

  11. Lovely song sung so well. Such a dreadful time just now so sad. Love Joan

  12. Like you I watched both programes and like you was very moved by it all ,so sad just now we are losing far to many of our boys ,I enjoyed is that the word ? the song by the soldiers they did it so well and yes I will be buying a copy Jan xx

  13. Dear Jeanette,
    How beautiful! thank you so much for sharing this with us!
    Please come by and leave a comment..
    I will be posting an entry shortly thanking all veterans for all that they have done for us and asking others to thank them as well!
    Be well dear friend I hope that your husband and dear grandchildren are doing well
    hugs, natalie

  14. Dear Jeannette ,I too watched on Saturday night ,the soliders sang so well .Hope all is well with you and the family .
    Have a nice weekend Jeanxx


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