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Get That Playlist Ready For Your Upcoming Memorial Day Celebrations

Oh, Memorial Day. The time of year to honor the men and women who died so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.

Freedoms like spending Memorial Day gathering with family and friends for a backyard barbecue, a house party or maybe even a trip to a beach.

No matter what your plans, you'll need some tunes to go along with your holiday festivities.

Below, you'll find a party playlist that celebrates the United States.

But, we need to remember that Memorial Day is still a holiday that means so much more than a 3-day weekend and time off from work.

If you're trying to come up with ways to pay tribute to our brave soldiers, consider writing a thank you letter and sending it to A Million Thanks, Soldier's Angels or many other established organizations just by searching online.

Visit a national cemetery or military museum or make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project and National Military Family Association.

Bruce Springsteen: "Born In The USA" 

Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen's official music video for 'Born In The U.S.A.'. Click to listen to Bruce Springsteen on Spotify: As featured on The Album Collection, Vol. 1 (1973-1984).

Lynyrd Skynyrd: "Sweet Home Alabama" 

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

Jimi Hendrix: "Star Spangled Banner" 

Jimi Hendrix- Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock

VEry talented man he was R.I.P

Don McLean: "American Pie" 

American Pie - Don McLean - Full Length 1989 Video from Original 1971/72 Song

American Pie Don McLean 1971/72 Full Length Video This video was created in 1989 by a group of professional video makers, who believed that they could create a video for a fantastic song from the past. Songs that were released and were big hits, BEFORE videos were ever conceived.

John Mellencamp: "R.O.C.K In The U.S.A (A Salute To 60's Rock)"

John Mellencamp - R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60's Rock)

Music video by John Mellencamp performing R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60's Rock). (C) 1985 John Mellencamp under exclusive license to the Island Def Jam Music Group



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