It’s Veterans Day. Here’s Johnny Cash’s famous cover of Peter La Farge’s song about Ira Hayes, one of the Marines who raised the flag over Iwo Jima–but came home to a sad fate in the country his people once owned.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.