Amid the hubub of family time, picnics, and the general douchebaggery of our political class this is an item that should relax you a bit unless you are a stone hater of country music.
Two Army Rangers, First Lt. Andrew Yacovone and First Lt. Justin Wright, who are deployed in Afghanistan also form a country music band called “Interstate 10”. While on deployment they wrote, recorded, and edited this music video.
Andrew began writing the song back in 2013 before the two even met, but after their unit lost soldiers during their first deployment, they say the song took on a whole new meaning.
Despite being stationed 40 miles away at different bases for their second deployment, they were determined to finish the song.
“We’re like, ‘Dang it, we aren’t going to be together for this deployment,’” Andrew said. “But we have Skype and ways to connect.”
The pair even managed to shoot pieces of the music video in Afghanistan.
“Most of our music is written on deployment,” Justin said. “You think of the restaurant where you want to eat at, and you think of where you’ll take a girlfriend on a date — what beaches you will go to, which mountain you are going to climb. You think of all these clear pictures of a dream life that most people don’t live, but you know you’re going to because you can do anything after you’ve been to Afghanistan for nine months.”
This Memorial Day, the pair encourages Americans to enjoy the weekend and celebrate the individuals who sacrificed for the country.