This was submitted to us by one of our members, Comrade Charlie Martin.
Today, pipers around the World stepped out at sunrise to play the retreat march, When the Battle’s Over, to commemorate VJ-Day.
Given my neighbors likely would not appreciate the sentiment, I decided to play, “at the going down of the sun” instead.
In addition to When the Battle’s Over, I thought the slow march, Heroes of Kohima would be appropriate. Kohima was a pivotal WWII battle on the boarder of India and Burma where the British/Indian forces halted the westward movement of the Japanese Empire into India. The battle took place between 4 April and 22 June, 1944.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.