To some, Memorial Day may simply be a day off of work, or the official start of summer, but to the men and women who serve our country and are stationed around the world it means much more.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday that honors soldiers and is observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.
In honor of Memorial Day, check out these songs that “salute the troop”.
Trace Adkins – “Arlington”
And I’m proud to be on this peaceful piece of property / I’m on sacred ground and I’m in the best of company / And I’m thankful for those thankful for the things I’ve done / I can rest in peace, I’m one of the chosen ones / I made it to Arlington.