Memorial Day

[Note: Sorry for they delay on the post. My internet has been giving me problems.]

Memorial Day is one of those holidays that we celebrate as only Americans can. To remember all the soldiers lost in the United States’ wars, we all gather together, have barbecues, and spend time with family and friends. In essence, we celebrate the freedoms that were made possible thanks to soldiers who lost their lives fighting in our wars. And while this is one way to commemorate the lives lost, it seems like the message of the day has been lost in a pile of charcoal, watermelon rind, and leftover hot dogs. The main point of this day is to pay homage to those who gave their lives fighting for our country. So to honor those men and women, here are a few songs about this day; a day when politics are brushed aside, and all can agree that the tragic loss of life is something to be remembered and grieved.

Elliott Smith – Memory Lane

Wilco – War On War

Pearl Jam – Masters Of War

Pearl Jam – Army Reserve (live)

John Butler Trio – I’d Do Anything (Soldiers Lament)

2 responses to “Memorial Day

  1. Ima/Michelle

    Those are not grammatical errors, are they?

  2. Ima/Michelle

    BTW – at our bbq we discussed lives lost in American wars and why it does or does not affect us enough. Your grandparents’ generation was one of war, yet your parents’ generation was not – except for Vietnam but some of us were young then. And now the US seems to be involved with one war or another, but we are detached as it is not on American soil….