I don’t think I have to tell readers of this blog the meaning of this weekend, or why we set aside time to remember those who gave up their lives in battle to secure our sacred liberty. Everyone remembers in their own special way. Some attend ceremonies. Some reflect quietly.
For me, it is one of the few times I actually listen to music anymore. We’re blessed that there are still a few contemporary musicians with the goal and the talent to properly honor those who died defending our Republic.
These are the three songs that run through my head Memorial Day weekend as I remember the fallen.
Big & Rich — “8th of November”
Trace Adkins — “Arlington”
Tim McGraw — “If You’re Reading This”
I’d list the progressive rock and hip-hop songs that remember the sacrifices of the fallen, but I don’t think there are any.
And yes… I’m going to cry a little. I always do.