[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)