Growing up as a military child, I’ve always had a certain amount of pride in the red, white and blue. I grew up all over the world, but any place that flag flew, I knew I was in a safe place. When I step out on the field or court holding the flag while the National Anthem plays, I always seem to stand just a little bit taller. Whenever I’m feeling particularly patriotic, I like to turn on some tunes to vibe with Uncle Sam. Whether it’s to celebrate the Fourth of July or remember those lost on September 11th, here’s my playlist:
The title is pretty self-explanatory. I can remember this song very clearly from my childhood, playing at military functions and in the car. Lee Greenwood+beautiful music=America for the win.
So I’m definitely biased because I’m an Air Force brat, but this song really makes you want to sing along. (Here’s a link to the words http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/offwego.html).
This song is already beautifully written, but add in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and you have a patriotic masterpiece. Blast it in the shower so no one can see you weeping tears of red, white and blue.
Okay, hear me out. Yes, this song is a little redneck. A lot redneck. But holy smokes, it can get a crowd going. Toby’s thundering voice and guitar riffs get you all riled up.
This one hits you right in the feels. Nothing makes you want to wave a flag like hearing a soldier’s story. “I’ve counted up the cost; I know the sacrifice.” These are the people standing on the front lines, protecting us from harm.
Whatever political party you stand with, whatever your religion, race, sex, you still live in America. It may be an imperfect country, but let’s not forget the great nation that we are.