The haunting sadness of Trace Adkins' song, "Arlington," is almost overwhelming especially as sung with Mr. Adkins' deep voice. Fishersville Mike has the video.
The song was inspired when lyricist Dave Turnbull heard the story of a young soldier killed in Iraq. Teaming up with Jerry Spillman who wrote the melody, they put the story to music to honor those who had died to protect America. A successful lyricist in Nashville, Mr. Turnbull is, interestingly enough, the cousin of former Augusta County Republican Committee chairman Kurt Michael.
On this Memorial Day, the song "Arlington" clearly is appropriate.