On this Memorial Day, we remember with profound gratitude all those soldiers who gave the last, full measure of devotion to keep our nation free. the words of the man whose public, and private, life embodied patriotism and devotion to America’s founding principles: John Wayne. Below are two recitations John Wayne performed on his full-length patriotic album, America, Why I Love Her.

“Why Are You Marching, Son?”

“Taps” (A History of the Song)

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