Watch above: Makayla Lynn sings her tribute song, “Fallen Hero,” in honour of the three fallen RCMP officers who died tragically in Moncton last week.
A rising, young country musician from Nova Scotia has broken out her guitar to help explain the tragic deaths of three RCMP officers in Moncton, N.B. last week.
Makayla Lynn said she was inspired to write a song in honour of three fallen officers — Constables Fabrice Gevaudan, Dave Ross and Douglas Larche — after an RCMP officer friend travelled to Moncton in the wake of the tragedy and was asked why the policemen had to die.
She posted a video of her song Fallen Hero on YouTube Wednesday, one week after Gevaudan, Larche and Ross were gunned down in a Moncton neighbourhood. They were laid to rest Tuesday in a full regimental funeral, held at the Moncton Coliseum and attended by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and thousands of RCMP officers from across the country.
“You stood tall, never asked to shine, risked it all, put your life on the line when we needed you the most,” Makayla sings in the video posted to her YouTube channel.
Tears roll down my cheek, too hard to bear. Sacrifice for freedom, just doesn’t seem fair. It’s so hard not to feel helpless, feel hopeless.
The 13-year-old singer-songwriter has been a rising star on the local music scene since the age of 9, when she released her first album and began touring. She’s played alongside some of the biggest names in the country music industry and recently recorded a new album in Nashville.
She has also performed for a number of worthy causes, including the Kids Help Phone and the IWK Children’s Telethon.