An armistice went into effect between the Allied Nations and Germany on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. It was to be the war to end all wars. Sadly, it was not. Each time our country has called, brave men and women have answered that call and defended this country and our freedoms. Their families have also sacrificed for the good of all of us.

So, on this Veterans' Day in 2015, my thoughts of gratitude go to members of my own family who served our country, my grandfather in WWII, my uncle in Vietnam, my cousin during the late 80's and early 90's-seeing the end of the cold war, and my brother sent on missions that he won't talk about. My family is certainly not alone, and, unlike so many others, each one of my family's soldiers came back to us. We were very blessed.

Since music is such a big part of my life, I always look to songs to help me through things, celebrate life's moments, and remember. That's what I want to do here. It's certainly not a comprehensive list of songs that support and commemorate our veterans. They're just songs that mean something to me on this the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Thank you to all of our veterans and their families for their love of country and their sacrifices to defend our freedoms.

Lee Brice, 'I Drive your Truck'

 

The Dixie Chicks, 'Travellin' Soldier'

 

Brantley Gilbert, 'One Hell of an Amen'

 

Keith Urban, 'For You'

 

Billy Ray Cyrus, 'Some Gave all'

Trace Adkins, 'Arlington'

 

Toby Keith, 'American Soldier'