Asking one of the most important questions a person could ponder, Bryan Adams wants to know if you are brave enough to serve our country–and possibly lose your life:
Can you lay your life down, so a stranger can live?/Can you take what you need, but take less than you give?/Could you close every day, without the glory and fame?/Could you hold your head high, when no one knows your name?/That’s how legends are made, at least that’s what they say.
3. “Letters From Home”- John Michael Montgomery
John Michael Montgomery’s country song “Letters From Home” isn’t exactly a song about a soldier who died in combat, but it is a touching portrayal of what goes on during war–and how much our soldiers miss being home:
I hold it up and show my buddies,/Like we ain’t scared and our boots ain’t muddy, but no one laughs,/’Cause there ain’t nothing funny when a soldier cries/An’ I just wipe me eyes/I fold it up an’ put it in my shirt/Pick up my gun an’ get back to work/An’ it keeps me driving me on/Waiting on letters from home.
2. “Just A Dream”- Carrie Underwood
Not only is the song for Carrie Underwood’s fictional lament to her deceased husband heart-breaking, the video tells an incredible story of a poor young girl and her brave soldier:
The preacher man said let us bow our heads and pray/Lord please lift his soul, and heal this hurt/Then the congregation all stood up and sang the saddest song that she ever heard/Then they handed her a folded up flag/And she held on to all she had left of him/Oh, and what could have been/And then the guns rang one last shot/And it felt like a bullet in her heart