Celebrating Our Heroes!

Celebrating Our Heroes contains songs for May, some you would expect and some surprises too.

With Memorial Day at the end of the month we salute our brave heroes in the armed forces with a Military SaluteYankee Doodle MedleyOver There and It’s Great to Be Back in the Army, a Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye song from White Christmas. We end the CD similarly with tributes to our country including AmericaGod Bless Americaand God Bless the USA. In between, well that’s a different story. (continued below)

Celebrating Our Heroes

  1. Military Salute
  2. Yankee Doodle Medley
  3. Over There
  4. It’s Great to be Back in the Army
  5. South of the Border
  6. Camptown Races
  7. Run for the Roses
  8. Tip Toe Through the Tulips
  9. Come Fly With Me
  10. Margaritaville
  11. Mother
  12. How Can We Thank You For?
  13. Mother in Law
  14. In the Good Ol Summertime
  15. America
  16. God Bless America
  17. God Bless the USA

Cinco de Mayo is in May so we need to go South of the Border. The Kentucky Derby is in May as well so we need to go to the Camptown Races and also sing the song that Dan Fogelberg made about that famous race called Run for the Roses. Then speaking of flowers, April showers bring May flowers as in the shape of Tip Toe Through the Tulips. Charles Lindberg made the first transatlantic solo flight on May 2, 1927 so we have included Come Fly with Me. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritavilleis here because Memorial Day is approaching and that makes us think of summer. There is even a day in May called No Sock Day, a perfect occasion to sip that margarita. In the Good Ol Summertime is our other summer preview song.

We conclude with our tribute to mothers of course because Mother’s Day is in May. There is the traditional song called Mother. Then there is a song I wrote for my mother called How Can We Thank You? We can’t leave mothers-in-law out of the picture so we have that exact song Mother In Law! Enjoy!