A Veterans' Day Montage: Dixie Chicks, the Clash, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Pogues and More

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Ninety years ago today, in a railroad car in Northern France, representatives from Germany and the Allied Powers signed an armistice agreement to cease hostilities in what was then known as the "War to end all wars." That lasted until Hitler's Wehrmacht rolled into Poland, and ever since, as we well know, wars both hot and cold have flared up all across the globe.

Whatever your opinion of the policies that lead to these wars, it shouldn't diminish recognizing the honor, bravery and courage of the men and women who fight them. Join Rocks Off in wishing any past or present member of the Armed Services you know a happy, heartfelt Veterans' Day. - Chris Gray

Dixie Chicks, "Travelin' Soldier"

The Clash, "Spanish Bombs"

Johnny Cash, "The Ballad of Ira Hayes"

Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler, "The Ballad of the Green Berets"

Glen Campbell, "Galveston"

The Shirelles, "Soldier Boy"

The Pogues, "Johnny Come Lately"

Geto Boys, "Fuck a War"

Chris Cornell, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding"

Edwin Starr, "War"

Pogues, "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda"

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