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Songs for Veterans

american-soldiers-flag-stars-31000This Monday is Veteran’s Day, a time for us to commemorate those who have fought for our country. To celebrate the event, we’ve got another Elmore-approved soundtrack for your holiday. There are plenty of songs about the horrors and politics of war, but we picked out a few songs written in honor of soldiers. Here are some songs you soldiers and music lovers can enjoy, no matter your political persuasion.


“Remember the Heroes” by Sammy Hagar

“Remember the heroes

Who fight for the right to choose

Remember the heroes

We’ve all got a lot to lose”


“Arlington” by Trace Adkins

“We’re thankful for those thankful for the things we’ve done

We can rest in peace, ‘cause we are the chosen ones

We made it to Arlington, yeah dust to dust

Don’t cry for us; we made it to Arlington” 


“If You’re Reading This” by Tim McGraw

“I’m laying down my gun

I’m hanging up boots

I’m up here with God, and we’re both watching over you”


“Some Gave All” by Billy Ray Cyrus

“All gave some, some gave all

Some stood through for the red, white and blue

And some had to fall

And if you ever think of me, think of all your liberties

And recall some gave all” 


“Rooster” by Alice in Chains

“Here they come to snuff the rooster

You know he ain’t gonna die

No, no, no you know he ain’t gonna die” 


“Travelin’ Soldier” by the Dixie Chicks

“Waitin’ for the love of a travelin’ soldier

Our love will never end

Waitin’ for the soldier to come back again

Never more to be alone when the letter said

A soldier’s coming home”


“American Soldier” by Toby Keith

“I’m an American soldier, an American

Beside my brothers and my sisters, I will proudly take a stand

When liberty’s in jeopardy, I will always do what’s right

I’m out here on the front lines, so sleep in peace tonight”


“Letters from Home” by John Michael Montgomery

“I fold it up and put it in my shirt

Pick up my gun and get back to work

And it keeps me drivin’ on, waitin’ on

Letters from home”


“Welcome Home” by Dolly Parton

“Welcome home, son

I’ve been prayin’ and been hopin’ , and I never did give up

I knew that you’d return to me

The place where you were meant to be”


“I Just Came Back From a War” by Darryl Worley

“I hope you cherish this sweet way of life

And I hope you know that it comes with a price”


“Soldier Boy” by the Shirelles

“Soldier boy

Oh, my little soldier boy

I’ll be true to you” 


“Bang the Drum Slowly” by Emmylou Harris

“I meant to ask you how to fix that car

I always meant to ask you about the war

And what you saw across a bridge too far

Did it leave a scar?”


“The Fightin’ Side of Me” by Merle Haggard

“Yeah, walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me

Runnin’ down the way of life

Our fightin’ men have fought and died to keep” 


“Freedom” by Paul McCartney

“I’m talking about freedom

I will fight for the right

To live in freedom”

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