Thousands of men and women of the United States military give their lives every year in order to protect us here at home. And one band wanted to honor those brave souls.

The Six-String Soldiers paying tribute to the fallen heroes of our country by playing an emotional rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” (photo via YouTube) To be honest, thousands per year is too many men and women dying, but that is the case in today’s world. In honor of those folks, the Six-String Soldiers, a four-member acoustic group, visited a war memorial to pay their respects to these fallen soldiers.

They stood among tombstones of the heroes of this country with their instruments — mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, and acoustic bass — and played a simple rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

They don’t sing or say a word in the entire video, but the emotion and heart is felt in every frame. We do see them place American flags in the ground next to the tombstones in honor of those fallen.

American soldier, always ready to protect, defend, and even give their lives so that United States citizens will stay safe and secure at home (photo via Business Insider)

“The Battle Hymn of the Republic” is a patriotic hymn penned by American writer Julia Ward Howe, and the tune is often played at military funerals.

The Six-String Soldiers met while serving in the US Army. They started the band to share their personal experiences they’ve had during their service. 

You can watch the full video below.


For those that made the ultimate sacrifice#MemorialDay #HonorTheFallenU.S. Army Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW American Legion Rolling Thunder Washington, DC Inc. Association of the United States Army – AUSA National U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Posted by Six-String Soldiers on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Many times, soldiers and veterans don’t get this kind of respect nowadays. Just recently, a veteran was shot and robbed at gunpoint right after cashing his $600 benefit check. 

Fortunately, people like the guys in the Six-String Soldiers remind us what respect looks like.


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