Happy Veterans Day

ArmisticeDayHappy Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day.  In memory of my father, a veteran of the United States Navy, I share his favorite song. When the video came on, he stopped whatever he was doing and just watched:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLBgmbXBOb8

Share your favorite soldier songs in the comments.

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6 Comments on Happy Veterans Day

  1. I always liked the Jimmy Webb song Galveston made famous by Glen Campbell. But the song that was the most popular during the Viet Nam war was “We gotta get out of this place” by Eric Burdon and the Animals. It was obviously not written as a soldier song but the title made it fit the situation.

    Of more recent vintage, I like “Sparrow” solely written and performed by Hal Ketchum from his “Father Time” cd. The setting for this story song is the Civil War. Then there’s the big Big & Rich song “8th of November”, a very realistic protrayal of a horrific battle.

  2. Travelin Soldier is my favorite soldier song as well! The Dixie Chicks are amazing!

  3. Leeann WardNo Gravatar // November 11, 2009 at 3:27 pm //

    There are a lot of great soldier songs. A current one that I love is Trace Adkins’ “When the Last Shot’s Fired.”

  4. Leeann WardNo Gravatar // November 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm //

    * “‘Til the Last Shot’s Fired.”

  5. Not a country track by any means, but my pick for a Veterans Day tribute is “Hymn To The Fallen”, part of John Williams’ majestic score to Steven Spielberg’s 1998 World War II epic SAVING PRIVATE RYAN:

  6. The Dixie Chicks are amazing!I like “Sparrow” solely written and performed by Hal Ketchum from his “Father Time” cd. The setting for this story song is the Civil War.
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