Every day from now until Spring, I will play a song from each year from 1940-2020. I’ll also write a little bit about the song and why I chose it to represent that year.
In 1941 the United States entered the war. My grandfather Robert Wyss was one of the millions who enlisted. He took part in the Normandy invasion and took shrapnel from mortar fire. He survived but his feet and legs were badly scarred. He almost never spoke of the war. When he did everyone in the family would stop what they were doing and listen. I could go on for hours talking about him. He died in 2004. He was the finest man I ever knew.