In honor of it being Memorial Day I thought I’d share these two songs by way of paying tribute to those who have gone into harm’s way on my behalf. They’re both songs that kind of grabbed me and I hope my discerning readers can enjoy them.

This first one has what I must confess is a crummey music video. Apparently that wasn’t the singer’s forté. Just pass over that and listen.

This second one mercifully sticks to just lyrics and is equally moving.