Memorial Day Honors
It's an early morning. The sun has just peaked over the horizon in promise of a beautiful day. The dew has yet to burn off the freshly cut blades of grass. The black capped chickadees begin to sing to welcome this new day. The morning song is broken with the sound of men walking among this field filled with memories and heroes.
A gentle breeze blows as a soldier begins to play Taps. It's a song that has been played for all who lie here. A song that welcomes another hero home.
To many times we take for granted what the soldiers who are buried in Arlington National Cemetery, as well other cemeteries around the country, did for us. Each of them believed so strongly in our freedoms that they gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, so that we may be free.
Each year, we take the time to pay tribute to America's real heroes in our Annual Memorial Day Honor's issue. With out these brave men and women we would not have the freedom to listen to the music we want to listen too. We would not have the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the freedom... to live.
Please join us as we honor America's Real Heroes this Memorial Day and everyday!
Each year, Strictly Country dedicates one issue of it’s publication to Memorial Day Honors. In this ever popular special issue we print stories, photographs and lyrics to special songs in regards to honoring our nations military.
Please note, we are not seeking any political agenda with this special issue. Our only agenda is to honor those who have served, who continue to serve and those who have given their lives for our freedom. The staff at Strictly Country, strongly believes in honoring those who have faught and died deffending our freedoms. Especially, our freedom of free speech. Therefore, we take this time each year to honor and celebrate the men and women who served in our Armed Forces.
World War II Photographs
In 2007, Strictly Country received an e-mail. This e-mail contained the war photographs that you see below. The story behind these war photographs is that a man found an old Brownie camera that was stored in a footlocker of a relative who was a sailor. This sailor was on the U.S.S. Quapaw ATF-110 during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Seventy years later, the photographs depict the horrors of that devastating attack on America. A special thank you to the man who sent us these historical photos.
Honor America's real heroes with the following songs...This list is not complete. We continue to add to this list.
50,000 Names - George Jones.
8th of November - Big & Rich *.
All The Unsung Heroes - Lane Brody.
American By God's Amazing Grace - Luke Stricklin.
American Soldier - Toby Keith.
Arlington - Trace Adkins.
A Soldier's Prayer - Collin Raye.
Ballad of The Green Beret - Dolly Parton.
Before The Tree Comes Down - Lisa McClowry.
Boy In A Uniform - Rockie Lynne.
Brave Little Soldier - Becky Hobbs.
Brave Little Soldier - Dolly Parton.
Brave Men - Colton James.
Bullets - Lisa Carver.
(The) Bumper of My S.U.V. - Chely Wright.
Choosin' Up Sides - Jonmark Stone.
Citizen Soldier - 3 Doors Down.
Coming Home - John Tigert.
Crazy Being Home - Mark Wills.
Dear Uncle Sam - Loretta Lynn.
Die Tryin' - Chase Rice.
God Bless The Soldier - Rhonda Vincent.
God, Family and Country - Craig Morgan.
Hero At Home - April Taylor.
Heroes Come From Small Towns - Rockie Lynne.
He's Coming Home - Cowboy Crush.
Home Free - Mason Douglas.
Homeless Man - Blue Highway.
Homeless of The Brave - Detour.
I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice.
If I Don't Make It Back - Tracy Lawrence.
If I Don't Make It Back - Bobby Pinson.
I Just Came Back From A War - Darryl Worley.
I'm Gonna Miss You - Dolly Parton.
I Write A Little - Alabama.
Johnny Reb - Johnny Horton.
Josephine - Collin Raye.
Land That I Love - Joe Caverlee.
Let My Tears Be Still - Josh Abbott Band.
Letters From Home - John Michael Montgomery.
Medal of Honor - Lucas Hoge.
More Than A Name On A Wall - The Statler Brothers.
Mr. Soldier - Brandon Rhyder.
My Side of The World - Tammy Cochran.
One More Soldier Coming Home - Eddy Money
(The) Other Little Soldier - Josh Gracin.
Ragged Old Flag - Johnny Cash.
Red White & Blue Night In Georgia - Megan Conner.
Red, White & Blue - Rockie Lynne.
Remembering - The Grascals.
Remember The Brave - Johnny Bulford.
Riding With Private Malone - David Ball.
(The) Spirit Of The Lone Soldier - Mark Brinkman.**
Soldier Song - Steve Azar.
Soldier Song - Gloriana.
Soldier's Son - Ricky Skaggs.
Some Gave All - Billy Ray Cyrus.
Thank You Vets - Paulette Carlson.
The Snow White Rows of Arlington - Sammy Kershaw.
They Also Serve - John Conlee.
Two Soldiers - Blue Highway.
'Till They Come Home - Rhonda Vincent.
Volunteers - Mark Erelli.
Watching Over The Soldiers At Christmas - 3 Fox Drive with Charlie Daniels.
What Heroes Do - Bryan Ragsdale.
What Makes A Man - LiveWire.
When They Come Back - Derek Scholl.
Welcome Home - Dolly Parton.
Wes Tyrell - Christopher Wayne Morris.
Wrote That In Blue - DeAnne Moore.
* Strictly Country acknowledges this song. However, we make a note that the music to this song is undeniably simular to Gorden Lightfoot's Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald.
** This song was based on an article written by Strictly Country. For more information please click here.
America's Major War Casualties
Not just numbers. More than just a name on a wall!
Revolutionary War: 10,623
War of 1812: 6,765
Mexican War: 17,435
Civil War: 970,227
Spanish-American War: 4,108
World War I: 320,710
World War II: 1,078,162
Korean War: 136,935
Vietnam War: 211,471
Gulf War: 760
Iraq War: 6,280
* Courtesy of The United States Civil War Center.
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