In a posted on the Life blog last week, I wrote about the tradition of the red poppy and Memorial Day, as well as my feeling that this weekend should be about so much more than retail sales and fireworks.
As we spend this weekend hopefully reflecting on the real reason for Memorial Day, in today's music blog, I would like to recognize some of the hundreds of performers who have given their time and energy to perform for our troops in war torn countries. For purposes of this blog, I am only including musical acts, though the list of actors, comedians, dancers and celebrities is extensive.
In no particular order, many thanks to:
Lee Ann Womack
Brooks & Dunn
Marshall Tucker Band
Gary Sinese &the Lt. Dan Band
This list is nowhere near complete. If you would like to include other artists who have entertained our servicemen and women, please leave a comment.
Our taste of the day is from a group of deployed troops from a year or so ago. Hopefully all of them have made it home safely.
Enjoy this delicious taste of a cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep"