We Remember

By November 4, 2019Blog

Remembrance Day was an important day in our home. My late husband was the local high school music teacher and band director as well as a trumpet player. He always played the trumpet at our local services. He had done that since he was a teenager. When he died one of my sons carried on the tradition.

Being an elementary school music teacher (grades K-6) I always was in charge of my school’s Remembrance Assembly. They were usually touching and meaningful but the last one before my retirement was especially emotional. Having heard the song Nothing More by The Alternate Routes I thought how appropriate the words were for Remembrance Day. I taught the song with movements to all the classes in the school (500+ students) telling them it was a surprise for their teachers and the Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party. Boy did they do an exceptional job of keeping that secret! What a moving performance! Staff had tears in their eyes. The Legion members said they’d never seen anything so powerful. I was extremely proud of these students. My only regret is that I don’t have a video of the assembly.

Here are the words to the song. See what you think.

Nothing More – The Alternate Routes

To be humble, to be kind
It is the giving of the peace in your mind
To a stranger, to a friend…
To give in such a way that has no end

We are love
We are one
We are how we treat each other when the day is done
We are peace
We are war
We are how we treat each other and nothing more

To be bold, to be brave;
It is the thinking that the heart can still be saved
And the darkness can come quick;
The Danger’s in the Anger and the hanging on to it

We are love
We are one
We are how we treat each other when the day is done
We are peace
We are war
We are how we treat each other and nothing more

Tell me what it is that you see
A world that’s filled with endless possibilities?
Heroes don’t look they used to, they look like you do

Love, love, love, love

We are love
We are one
We are how we treat each other when the day is done
We are peace
We are war
We are how we treat each other and nothing more
We are how we treat each other and nothing more
We are how we treat each other

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIuy1a9IdHk

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