Today is Monday, and that means it’s time for the Monday Music Video. But today is also Memorial Day, a day of remembrance. While its nature as a three-day holiday weekend at the cusp of summer means it’s often viewed as just a day for barbecues and fun, its primarily a day to remember those we have lost. It is particularly meant to honor those who have sacrificed themselves in the line of duty for the United States.
It’s a sobering, sombre thought. And I won’t promise that every Memorial Day will bring with it a thematic edition of the Monday Music Video. I try not to get too serious at Morgan on Media as a rule, and the MMV is pretty much designed to be the complete opposite of sombre. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least pull out something appropriate the first time around. So here, from 1966, is Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler’s “Ballad of the Green Berets”.
Happy Memorial Day, everyone. Take a moment to remember those we’ve lost, but also enjoy the day. And to everyone who has served, in any division of any of the armed forces, thank you.