Happy Veterans Day to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made to defend us and our freedom.

Today I would like to share one of my favorite military songs because it shows not only the impact of military service on our soldiers, but also the impact of military service on the families of soldiers.

I went to a Five For Fighting concert last year, and the lead singer, John Ondrasik, spoke about this song. It’s about a father’s fear and worry when his son goes off to the Iraq war. The father learns a soldier in his son’s unit has been killed – but he doesn’t know if it was his son or not. He can’t stand to sit at home and wait for the call, so he goes out for a drive and tells his wife to “leave two lights on” if she finds out that their son is coming home. Click on the link below to listen. I hope you enjoy it, and feel free to comment on your interpretation of the song’s ending.

Two Lights – Five for Fighting

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