Contact Us

No Shortage of Great Music This Memorial Day

As I was thinking of some songs to play this Memorial Day, a few obvious ones came to mind like “Some Gave All” by Billy Ray Cyrus, “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood, “American Soldier” by Toby Keith, and “If You’re Reading This” by Tim McGraw. That was off the top of my head. Then I started looking through our library and found some great ones I had forgotten all about.

Courtesy of flickr user _rockinfree

One of those–and I can’t believe I forgot it–is the Statler Brothers’ poignant “More Than a Name on a Wall.” Oddly enough the author is unknown. Too bad. It’s a great song. One of those lump-in-the-throat types. But as I looked through the list, I couldn’t believe what else I’d forgotten. “Riding with Private Malone” by David Ball, “Letters from Home” by John Michael Montgomery, “8th of November” by Big & Rich,  the new one by Steve Azar–”Soldier Song,” and a couple of terrific ones by Trace Adkins, “Arlington” and “Till the Last Shot’s Fired”–the latter performed live on the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2009 with the West Point Cadet Glee Club. It was one of the most stirring performances I’ve ever seen on television.

As it turns out, there are almost as many songs for Memorial Day as there are Christmas carols. And we’ll roll ‘em out on Monday as we remember men and women who can summon more courage at a moment’s notice than most of us will ever be able to do in a lifetime. For all that these amazing and courageous people face on our behalf, we owe them undying gratitude. Playing this music is the least we can do.

More from WBKR

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbkr.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBKR quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WBKR quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!