By Adam Waldman
Memorial Day is meant to remember the fallen heroes of the United States military. Each Memorial Day weekend, my family and I remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom as we witness the awe-inspiring precision of fighter jets at the annual Jones Beach Air Show. You can’t help but appreciate the teamwork that it takes to master these amazing feats that are born out of supreme dedication and bravery.
We all enjoy the freedom that comes with being an American, but our freedom wouldn’t exist if not for the members of the military whose sacrifices make it possible. As the saying goes…“all gave some, some gave all.” Memorial Day is about honoring the military members who gave all, and for me, about paying respect to those who are willing to do so. Having never served, it isn’t possible for me to explain the mindset of those who are willing to sacrifice their lives for our country, but I gained some valuable insight after watching the video for “Send Me,” a powerful song by Max Impact (The US Air Force Band).
There are many bands pro-military artists in the hard rock genre, the most well-known being Five Finger Death Punch. While you have to admire the incredible support that FFDP gives to the military, there is something that is even more special about hearing inspired, thought-provoking music performed by members of the military. Seeing the members of Max Impact performing in military fatigues makes the the video for “Send Me” even more poignant.
Max Impact is a special band that deserves recognition, and “Send Me” is the perfect song to listen to today when you are remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.