Two American flags on flagpoles on a building downtown

 

Compiled by Jacob Terranova

 

With Memorial Day weekend coming, let’s not lose sight of what the day really means. A day for honoring soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

 

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite tribute songs that honor our nation’s heroes.

 

“If You’re Reading This” — Tim McGraw

“So lay me down, in that open field out on the edge of town. And know my soul, is where my momma always prayed that it would go…”

“A Soldier’s Things” — Tom Waits

“A soldier’s things, his rifle, his boots full of rocks, and this one is for bravery, and this one is for me…”

“Never Let Go” — Bryan Adams

“We say goodbye, but never let go. We live, we die ’cause you can’t save every soul…”

“Brothers in Arms” — Dire Straits

“In the fear and alarm, you did not desert me, my brothers in arms…”

Soldier’s Last Letter — Merle Haggard

“The captain just gave us our orders, and Mom, we will carry them through. I’ll finish this letter the first chance I get, but now I’ll just say I love you…”

“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice

“And Momma asked me this morning, if I’d been by your grave, but that flag and stone ain’t where I feel you anyway….”

“Arlington” — Trace Adkins

“And every time I hear twenty-one guns, I know they brought another hero home to us…”

“Fallen Soldier” — Beverly Knight

“Brother in the heart of a nation that prays for you, loves you, calls you by name…”

“Just a Dream” — Carrie Underwood

“Then the congregation all stood up, and sang the saddest song that she ever heard. Then they handed her a folded up flag…”

“God Bless the USA” — Lee Greenwood

“And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today. Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land. God bless the USA…”

What are your favorite songs for Memorial Day? Share with us in the comments below!