These 5 men not only served their country far away from their homes and their loved ones. They also have amazing voices to communicate their feelings and those of so many others in the armed forces.
Performing under the name “The Soldiers” these three army veterans from the British Army became viral when they were joined by two of their American colleagues to sing the patriotic song “Coming Home.”
“The Soldiers” debuted their first album as an established singing trio in 2009, formed by Sergeant Major Gary Chilton, Staff Sergeant Richie Maddocks, and Corporal Ryan Idzi. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa
According to the song’s music video description, they invited Sergeant Richard Scarlett and Staff Sergeant Tyrone Basnight from the US Army to sing with them to honor the many times both countries have fought side by side.
As the song title implies, the lyrics talk about the feelings that overcome the service men and women who after risking their lives in armed conflicts around the world are lucky enough to head back home to go on with their lives.
Everybody in the US at least knows someone who had to make the sacrifice of leaving their homes and families to serve abroad without any guarantees that they will come back safely.
This is why the song has struck a chord in millions of people’s hearts since it was released in 2010, with the video on YouTube been viewed more 2 million times and receiving more than 6.000 likes.
“A lot don’t understand what it means for us to come home! I served for 10 years in the US Army and did 2 tours in Iraq I am proud that I did and defended or freedom! Thank you for this awesome video!”
-Andrew Wainwright, YouTube, 2014.
“Thank you all for sharing your beautiful voices along with your service! I have a son and a nephew in the service and a few going in soon. God Bless you all! Thank you again, what a beautiful song,” wrote Richard Campbell.
Maybe you listen to such a heartfelt patriotic song and, if you are an American, you might want to immerse yourself in these beautiful yet nostalgic feelings, and for that, Rolling Stone has a selection of the “40 Saddest Country Songs of All Time.”
But if you would rather stick to a more classical and solemn way to have a moment to honor your country and remember what makes you proud about it, we recommend you to watch this American police officer who sang an impressive rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” in an empty courthouse.