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Memorial Day: Remember Our Fallen Military Heroes Who Gave Their Lives for Freedom (video)

Posted By on May 25, 2010

Marine photographing one of the thousands of graves of fallen American soldiers, Normandy American Cemetery in France, 2009 | Photo credit: Ben Bloker, Stars and Stripes

Next Monday, the last Monday in the month of May, will be the US federal holiday Memorial Day.

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was first enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War. It was expanded to honor other fallen soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen after World War I.

For some Americans who take freedom for granted or have a lack of interest in US history, it’s just a day off from work with pay, a break from tedium to be spent at the pool or BBQ. But for many other Americans, it’s an important observance to honor the memories of all the countless men and women in our military who selflessly gave their lives in the name of freedom for our country and others.

God bless our troops, and God bless America.

Link to my Memorial Day tribute post from last year: Memorial Day Tribute — Iwo Jima: A Tale of Six Boys

In honor of this upcoming Memorial Day, here’s a selection of videos paying tribute to our fallen heroes and to our courageous troops currently serving.

This first is footage from last year’s Sean Hannity’s Freedom Concert in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (decent quality, considering the footage was shot with a cell phone by a Texas attendee).

In this video, Billy Ray Cyrus sings “Some Gave All” with clips of our courageous troops. Inspirational and emotional.

“Some Gave All,” Billy Ray Cyrus – FREEDOM CONCERT 2009


Memorial Day – “Arlington” sung by Trace Adkins


Memorial Day – “Freedom’s Not Free” – original song written and performed by Ron & Kay Rivoli


Memorial Day Tribute Video


The True Meaning of Memorial Day – “Amazing Grace” sung by LeAnn Rimes


“I Just Came Back from a War” sung by Darryl Worley


“If You’re Reading This” sung by Tim McGraw




Other military-related articles and posts:
Frugal Café Blog Zone: “Feel Good” Video of the Week: Troops Returning Home, Surprise Their Loved Ones and Unscrupulous CT Democrat Senate Candidate, AG Richard Blumenthal Friggin’ Lied about Serving in the Vietnam War and Theft of Mojave Desert Cross: A Hate Crime Against Christians and US Military War Heroes? and CBS’ David Price Visits Troops in Iraq: “Feel Good Story of the Week” Award and Americans, Never Lose Sight of Our Heroes and Our Nation’s Greatness
Nice Deb: Honoring The Honored Dead
Diary of a Mad Conservative: The meaning of the day and Ronald Reagan at Arlington (1986)
Brad Thor, Big Government: In Afghanistan, U.S. Military Was Warned Of Recent Kabul Suicide Attacks
Just Americans Making Ethical Statements Weblog: Honoring Our Heroes
Larry Rohter, New York Times: Dear Donna: A Pinup So Swell She Kept G.I. Mail
Jeremy D. Boering, Big Hollywood: USO: How Hollywood Serves
Robert Davi, Big Hollywood: Burnt Offerings: Teaching Our Children — Pride in Going Red, White and Blue
GayPatriot: Why Kathryn Bigelow Should Win the Oscar for Best Director and Commander In Chief Ignores Troops on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary and Two CIC’s, Two Very Different Receptions and Liberals Who Insist on Politicizing Everything
Robert J. Avrech, Big Hollywood: Hollywood Celebrates American Military Resolve – Flashback and Extra! Hebrew Hollywood Hottie Risks Life for U.S. Troops
Andrew Breitbart, Big Hollywood: I Pledge to Ridicule Celebrities Who Refuse to Recognize We Are At War With People Who Want to Kill Them, Too and How Sean Penn Won the War
Get Clued: American Heroes: Sorry, MJ, You Don’t Measure Up!
Michelle Malkin: Let’s mourn the real American heroes and “We really are just focused on what lies ahead” and celebrates America and A tribute to our Navy SEAL snipers
On My Watch — Writings of SamHenry: Memorial Day Wish for Peace in the Middle East
Christian Toto, Big Hollywood: GI Film Festival: Where Hollywood Fears to Tread
Leigh Scott, Big Hollywood: Leadership: If Barack Obama is Spock, Sarah Palin is Kirk
Pundit & Pundette: Brian Bradshaw: ‘A Soldier’s Worthy Life, Overlooked’
Road2Recovery, Big Hollywood: Profiles in Courage: Army Spouse Edition
Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, Big Hollywood: Hollywood Heroes: Boots On the Ground Report
Leo Grin, Big Hollywood: NBC: National Broadcasters Against Conservatives
Gary Graham, Big Hollywood: All-American Girl and Troopathon 2009: Because They Serve and Janet – Put on the Coffee
Matt Sanchez, FOX News: In a Class By Themselves
Ben Shapiro, Big Hollywood: ‘Humanly Impotent’: The Musings of Sean Penn and What Would the Media Say if Obama’s Frequent Hollywood Guests Were Oil Execs? Sinise on Patrol: One helping thousands

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6 Responses to “Memorial Day: Remember Our Fallen Military Heroes Who Gave Their Lives for Freedom (video)”

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  2. Becbeq says:

    Wow. Trace Adkins made me tear up and Tim McGraw made the waterworks flow. God bless the troops.

  3. AFVET says:

    Evidently Obama will be out of town on Memorial Day.
    Personally, if I had been laid down for my eternal rest in Arlington Cemetery, I would rather have someone else place the wreath. Someone who understands Honor and Duty.
    Maybe an Admiral, or a General, or a Private,… but not Obama.

    Great post Vicki.

    • admin says:


      I’ve done some research, and Obama will be participating in a Memorial Day tribute in the Chicago area — Crazy Uncle Joe and his wife will be participating in the wreath ceremony at Arlington.

      As much as I want to bash Obama on going on vacation, he isn’t the first to delegate the responsibility at Arlington to a VP. And as long as POTUS does indeed honor our fallen soldiers SOMEWHERE — it doesn’t have to be Arlington — then good. But we’ll see what happens in Illinois… he’s not off the hook yet, considering his track record with our military. Color me skeptical…

  4. Mike says:

    To all you vets out there: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. God Bless all our troops. On Memorial Day, I always go to visit my Dad (WWII Vet and ESCAPED POW!) at his final resting place. I hope we all tale at least a few minutes sometime this weekend to remember the sacrifices they made and keep them all in our prayers

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