If there was only one thing that all Americans had in common, it would be an intense patriotism and love for the country they call home. Together as a nation, we band against our enemies that would love to destroy us. Together, we express our pride through patriotic songs. Together, we display our pride through the American flag. And together, we lower those flags to half-staff when others, we may not even know, are mourning during a time of tragedy.
Memorial Day is one of the days we designate each year to the memory of those who served to fight for our freedom, but never got to make it home and see it happen. To celebrate this Memorial Day, here are the top 10 songs that both honor the memories of those we lost, as well as the patriotism that keeps us strong.