MMV: Ballad of the Green Berets

MMVToday 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.

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2 Responses to MMV: Ballad of the Green Berets

  1. Spikor says:

    I’m glad that our Mid-May Party Weekend is dedicated to Queen Vicotria, and we do the respectful honouring of Canada and the world’s soldiers thing in November. There’s enough regret to be found at the bottom of a 40 of Captain on its own, without thinking of men and women who have given or lost so much more than I ever could or would be willing to.

    • Yeah, it’s kind of a strange thing, especially since we do have Veteran’s Day in November as well — but that’s more for honoring the veterans that are still alive, or at least that’s how it comes across.

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