Vera Lynn, whose popularity in the UK during World War II as the "Armed Forces Sweetheart", proves that sometimes music...good music is timeless. At the age of 92, she has been introduced to an entire new generation of music lovers. She is no stranger to me, my Dad was in the Army during that war, and although she was a British singer, he loved her music.
On 13th September 2009, Dame Vera became the oldest living artist to make it into No. 1 in the UK album chart, at the age of 92. Her collection We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn entered the chart at number 20 on 30th August, and then climbed to number 2 the following week, before reaching the top position. In doing this, she beat out the re-mastered Beatles' album of songs. In its third week the album went Gold with sales of over 100,000.
Found this video with pictures of current families saying goodbye as their loved one goes off to serve and protect. If you're like me, grab tissues before viewing.