More Than a Name on a Wall

Today will bring sales, barbecues, and pool parties.  But Memorial Day isn’t about that.  And while even hot new country radio stations will pull out Billy Ray Cyrus’s “Some Gave All,” for me, the ultimate Memorial Day song is a Jimmy Fortune-penned classic from the 1980’s.

I was just a child when I first heard it, and I didn’t even know what The Wall was.  But I remember shedding tears about the song even as a child.  If you can listen to it and not, check your heart.

A newer one that my military husband loves:

And one more that I remember Trace Adkins debuting at the Grand Ole Opry over a decade ago.

If you haven’t been to Arlington, save up and go.

Nope, no “Happy Memorial Day” here.  Some people gave the ultimate sacrifice.  This “holiday” is about them.


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