Memorial Day is a day of remembering those who lost their lives during war. It is a day that actually makes me think of the uprising in Les Mis, which is known as the June Rebellion of 1832. One of the most spiritual parts of the show is when Valjean sings “Bring Him Home”.
At first, “Bring Him Home” does not seem like it is a heartbreaking song, but in reality it is. Marius, who loves Cosette (Valjean’s adopted daughter), is one of the revolutionaries: Valjean prays to God to make sure Marius survives. “Bring Him Home” becomes even more emotional when you realize Marius will be the only survivor of the barricades. The song is one of Valjean’s strongest spiritual moments.
Marius had to survive to keep hope alive in Les Mis. Despite losing all his friends, he still has Cosette.