Rising Sons – a tribute to our soldiers


On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of 1918, all the guns fell silent.

And at the time it was thought that it would be the end of all wars. Sadly it was not so. Since then, in all corners of the world, men and women fighting for the freedom of others have laid down their lives.

It is on this day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, however you like to call it, when we honour those who fought and those who died.

img_2260In 2014, I was asked to play on an album for a friend of mine whom I work with. He released an album last year on ANZAC day, in honour of the Gallipoli landings.

It is the story of soldiers at Gallipoli and I feel it is appropriate for today. Have a listen to it. Rising Sons by Lachie.

Listen out for my piano.


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David Hiscox
David has studied history and political science at Melbourne University. His thesis was written on how the utilisation of Missile Defence can help to achieve nuclear disarmament. His interest in history was piqued by playing a flight simulator computer game about the Battle of Britain, and he hopes to one day siphon the earnings from his political writings into funding the greatest prog-rock concept album the world has ever seen.
  • Johann

    Yes, it is timely that we remember the fallen.
    So many of them were denied the chance to live a full life and grow old. So many of them returned with emotional wounds that never healed.
    Four members of my family fell in the 2 world wars, they were very young. 3 in France and 1 at El Alamein. My Grandfather was gassed in the trenches in France and suffered horribly the rest of his life.
    My late father was held in a Nazi concentration camp for 4 long years and regularly tortured.
    When you think of what wartime horrors these young Australian people around the world went through to secure our freedom as a Nation, it certainly puts life into perspective………

    • Karen Dwyer

      My grandfather served in Europe. He was decades older than my grandmother. “There were no young men left”.

      My great-uncle served in the Middle East and died at the beginning of a forced march by the Turks. They were starved and fed bread mixed with excrement and thus many of them perished. He was a dearly loved son and brother, whose image I still wear in a locket.

    • Trog

      A great debt that can never be repaid.

  • Olaf Koenders

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace
    – Jimi Hendrix