This music was composed to represent the best of those heroes that have given their lives and paid the ultimate sacrifice for others. The music was inspired by a World War 2 documentary that highlighted this ideal of sacrifice. The piece is written for full symphonic orchestra with strings, brass, percussion, harp, and choir. The harmonies are similar to ones used in many patriotic films such as Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers.
Though originally conceived to have patriotic or national pride, the music could be used to show the sadness and triumph of emotion for any setting necessary. The slow chorale at the beginning morphs from a somber melody to a triumphant climax, ending with the stillness of the beginning. Hope you enjoy!