Justin Moore has found the perfect setting to deliver his reverent new single, “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home.” He’ll perform the powerful track at the 15th Annual National Memorial Day Parade to honor countless military veterans and their families.
Taking place on Monday, May 27th, in Washington D.C., the National Memorial Day Parade is the largest Memorial Day parade in the whole country. It will likely draw more than 250,000 spectators to the parade route – which winds its way through the nation’s historic capitol – while viewers from around the world can tune in live on ABC/CBS/NBC/Fox affiliate stations, YouTube and Military.com.
“The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” was written to honor the ultimate sacrifice made by those who serve in the military – as well as police officers, fire-fighters, first-responders and more – and Moore can’t think of a better way to express its theme.
“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to perform this song at such an important event honoring the men and women whom this song was meant to honor,” says the singer. “I’m thankful for this platform, and my hope is that it touches these men and women, and their families.”
More than 5,000 veterans, active duty military, historical re-enactors, marching bands, musical performers and more will participate in this year’s parade, which will double as a “moving timeline of America’s military history.” As the parade progresses, viewers will trace the path of our armed forces from the American Revolution to today, with an added emphasis on veterans of World War II to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Moore’s “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” is the first single from his Late Night and Longnecks album, which is set for July 26th.