There are other ways to remember the human costs of war.
Next week marks the 42nd anniversary of the Six Day War.
That's when Israel defeated the armies of Egypt, Jordan and Syria. And took control of lands in the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. That brief war claimed more than 10,000 lives. But as The World's Marco Werman explains, it also left behind some unexpecting things: musical instruments.
Stomp, the musical, amazed theater goers with the notion that you can hit pretty much anything, and if you're rhythmic, get a cool sound out of it.
The Bedouin Jerry Can Band does that, but informed by their ancient musical tradition and recent history.
The band's musical tradition is found in one of the Bedouin centers of Egypt: the Sinai desert.
There you'll find the ancient Bedouin five-stringed lyre known as the Simsimiyya.
The Bedouin Jerry Can Band arranges it over percussion instruments found in the debris of history: an Israeli ammunition box, and most notably, an Israeli jerry can.
"We use jerry can, which we found in the desert after the war of 1967, and we manage to make it the main percussion."
That's Mohammed Mustafa, dancer and one of the vocalists with the Bedouin Jerry Can Band.
Plates, clay jugs, even spoons.
Bedouins have come to play percussion on anything they find that sounds good.
But using army cast-offs to do that makes a statement that is fundamental to the band's philosophy says Mohammed Mustafa.
The Bedouin Jerry Can Band's CD is called Coffee Time.
For The World, I'm Marco Werman.