Today many of us are happy to be celebrating a long weekend and a day off from school or work, but many of us are also taking this Memorial Day to do just what this holiday was intended for, honoring the memory of those who have fallen in the past while serving the USA. Join Red Karaoke as we take a look at five songs that can help you remember loved ones past and present who have given their all for our country.
We’ll start this list off with the heartbreaking I will remember you by Sarah McLachlan. We think this is the perfect song filled with that beautiful sentiment of longing that so many can relate to. Not only that, but McLachlan is one of those timeless artists that is the most perfect for any age.
We need we had to include a patriotic choice in our list, considering that though Memorial Day honors all fallen soliders, it is still a uniquely American holiday. We thought that the classic God bless the USA, sharing that incredible sentiment “And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.”
But Memorial Day can be a time to remember all those who we’ve lost, especially during such hard to think about events as 9/11, which brings us to another patriotic and thought provoking songs, Where were you, which asks you to remember your feelings that difficult day, a day which we all shared.
Although Tears in heaven was written by Eric Clapton for his son who he tragically lost, it is another one of those heart wrenching songs that brings back memories of all those we’ve lost whether family or friends, and we think its the perfect tunes to sing in honor of the soldiers we’ve lost.
Last but certainly not least, Letters from home is a beautiful country song to leave you with in hopes that we can all take time not only to remember the fallen, but those who are serving presently as well.