The election is over (finally) and Friday is Veterans Day.

With all the hate in this never ending political war in the US, it is time to show some love and thank a US veteran for their service to this country.

Country music has always been the soundtrack for our men and women who serve, as country stars are continuously playing free shows around the world to our troops.

Here are 5 songs and videos in no particular order that honor our Men and Women who serve our country.

 

 

Tim McGraw's "If you're reading this" is a tribute to the families of soldiers who have died. Its lyrics take the form of a letter written from a soldier to his family — a letter that is intended to be sent only if the soldier dies

 

Big and Rich "8th of November" The song, which begins with a spoken introduction by Kris Kristofferson, tells the tale of Niles Harris, a soldier in the 173rd Airborne Brigade of the United States Army during Operation Hump in South Vietnam on November 8, 1965.

 

Toby Keith "American Soldier"  Toby has said that the song was written "for all the times that I get to meet the troops on  USO tours"

 

Aaron Tippin "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Flies"  The song was released in the wake of the September 11 attacks. All proceeds from the single went to the Red Cross and its relief efforts for the families of the September 11 attacks.

 

Trace Adkins "Arlington" It is sung from the viewpoint of a soldier, killed in battle and buried at Arlington National Cemetery. It was inspired by United States Marine Corps Corporal Patrick Nixon, who died in battle in 2003.

These are just a few songs and videos to honor our heroes. We honor our veterans at B98.5.  If you see a veteran, shake their hand and thank them. And not on just Veterans Day, but everyday!