Mark Schultz's Tribute To Veteren's Day

Today, we honor the heroes and heroines who sacrificed their lives for war, and adult contemporary artist Mark Schultz has offered his own tribute: the song "Letters From War" as well as a novel by the same name.

Said, " I'd been thinking 'bout dad
And the life that he had that's why, I'm here today"
And then in the end he said, "You are what I'm fighting for"
It was the first of his letters from war

When asked about his inspiration for the track, Mark stated:

They were just scared kids writing home (from WWII). I thought 'Man, that needs to be a song'.

Along with a tearful live performance of "Letters From War", Mark discusses his new album Renaissance and the inspiration behind it on For now, we leave you with the poem "In Flanders Fields":

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

~ A.H.