The brave who serve in the U.S. military are mostly separated from their families for extremely long periods of time which can be very tough on the mental health of soldiers. However some have found a way to bring hope to others and to deal with the pain of missing home. The Six-String Soldiers of the United States Army Field Band are turning to music to lighten up the sad mood.
The band recently entertained everyone with an amazing cover of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, live on location in Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland.
The Six-String Soldiers is made up of a five-member acoustic group and was first formed back in 2015 by active-duty soldiers. They perform country, Americana, and bluegrass music as a way to pay tribute to soldiers who have served and those still serving.
The video of their recent ‘Wish You Were Here’ performance were posted on YouTube which captures two soldiers playing guitar, and another playing the banjo.
The talented trio strum their guitars while singing in harmony while sitting under the sun in the middle of a forest.
Towards the end the band blended Pink Floyd’s Time seamlessly into the performance, and the lyrics are particularly poignant for the moment.
“Home, Home again, I like to be here, When I can, When I come home, Cold and tired, It's good to warm my bones, Beside the fire.” Six-String Soldiers’s Wish You Were Here cover is a special dedication to their loved ones back at home. “We all have someone in our life we miss,” says the band. “Wish you were here.”