National POW/MIA Recognition Day
An image by fine art photographer Barbara Simmons.
The United States' National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time to remember those who are or were at one time prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA), as well as their families
"As a composer, I don't always choose when spirit will move me into action. Once a composition becomes reality, I have to decide if the music is relevant enough to share." Brad Sayre
The back story; I was a frequent flyer in and out of Europe during the Balkan crisis in the1990's. I often crossed paths with UN soldiers shipping out for humanitarian missions in and out of Bosnia. The Balkan crisis drew the international attention to acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing. The International Community said, "Never Again"! With the ongoing war in Ukraine, I thought it was time to share the story behind the music.
Ukraine 2022. A war being fought in the trenches, while citizens die from bombardment from above. As an overwhelming invading force brutalizes and slaughters the innocent without reprisal, war crimes against civilians continue to go unpunished. World leaders battle against fear with the very real possibility of an impending world war.
"Pain" - A war story. Written by Brad Sayre
Pain - performed by;
Brad Sayre - lead vocals, guitar
Greg T Walker - bass guitar and vocals
Greg Thomas - drums and vocals
Video by Brad Sayre