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Arlington by Trace Adkins

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to enjoy free family activities and – most importantly – remember those who died in their service to America. The holiday is also known for air shows (many of which are free). Don’t forget, too, that the organizers of the National Moment of Remembrance are asking all Americans to pause for a moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time on Monday, to honor those servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty.

Soldiers Placing Flags in Arlington National Cemetary

A Memorial Day Tribute to members of the United States Armed Forces who now rest in peace in Arlington National Cemetery - set to the song - "Arlington" by Trace Adkins - In honor of the Fallen Heroes of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Reserves. All gave some, some gave all. These are the men and women who bought our freedom at the price of their lives. We give thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and pray for the loved ones they left behind.

I never thought that this is where I'd settle down
I thought I'd die an old man back in my hometown
They gave me this plot of land, me and some other men, for a job well done
There's a big white house sits on a hill just up the road
The man inside he cried the day they brought me home
They folded up a flag and told my mom and dad
"We're proud of your son"

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done
I can rest in peace, I'm one of the chosen ones, I made it to Arlington

I remember that my daddy brought me here when I was eight
We searched all day to find out where my granddad lay
And when we finally found that cross
He said, "son this is what it cost to keep us free"
Now here I am a thousand stones away from him
He recognized me on the first day I came in
And it gave me a chill when he clicked his heels and saluted me

I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property
I'm on sacred ground and in the best of company
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done
I can rest in peace I'm one of the chosen ones, I made it to Arlington

And every time I hear twenty-one guns
I know they brought another hero home to us

We're thankful for those thankful for the things we've done
We can rest in peace, cause we were the chosen ones
We made it to Arlington, yea, dust to dust
Don't cry for us, we made it to Arlington