I spent some time poking around web for Veterans Day nuggets, and most of what I found pertained to what's open & closed today, and where Vets can get freebies and discounts.

Sure those might be nice sentiments, but for the most part it feels like it totally misses the mark.

It all comes down to two words: Thank You. You need more than two words? How about sacrifice, honor, service, country, duty, family, gratitude, and America.

I did not serve our country in the Armed Forces, but have a ton of friends and family that did -- and have nothing but pure respect and appreciation for those that did.

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

Country music has always celebrated our military. Artists are constantly taking part in USO tours and doing special things for our soldiers. Here’s a list of songs that have been put together simply to say thank you for the hard work that’s done by our men & women in uniform each and every day.

Songs to Honor Our Veterans

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    1. Toby Keith - American Soldier

    Shock 'n Y'all
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    2. Trace Adkins - Arlington

    Trace Adkins: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 - American Man
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    3. John Michael Montgomery - Letters From Home

    Letters from Home
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    4. Brooks & Dunn - Only In America

    #1s… and Then Some
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    5. Tim McGraw - If You're Reading This

    Let It Go
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    6. Toby Keith - Courtesy Of The Red, White, and Blue

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    7. Phil Vassar - American Child

    Phil Vassar: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
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    8. Lee Brice - I Drive Your Truck

    Hard 2 Love
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    9. Aaron Tippin - Where Stars & Stripes & Eagles Fly

    Stars and Stripes
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    10. Rodney Atkins - It's America

    It's America
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    11. Billy Ray Cyrus - Some Gave All

    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus
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    12. David Ball - Riding With Private Malone

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    13. Toby Keith - American Ride

    American Ride
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    14. Lonestar - I'm Already There

    I'm Already There
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    15. I Just Came Back From A War - Darryl Worley

    Never Forget
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    16. Soldiers & Jesus - James Otto

    Shake What God Gave Ya
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    17. Bumper of My SUV - Chely Wright

    Metropolitan Hotel
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    18. 8th of November - Big & Rich

    Comin' to Your City
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    19. Lee Greenwood - God Bless the USA

    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Best of Lee Greenwood

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