Veterans Day Playlist

This week our nation comes together to honor the brave men and women who have made many sacrifices while serving in uniform. As you commemorate their contributions to protecting our freedoms, we invite you to listen to some patriotic music from our collections.

Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C., by Carol M. Highsmith (ca. 1995), Highsmith Archive, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C., by Carol M. Highsmith (ca. 1995), Highsmith Archive, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

“In the Muse” Veterans Day Playlist

2350Eternal Father, Strong to Save [“The Navy Hymn”]
By John B. Dykes, arr. Loras J. Schissel
Recorded by the Virginia Grand Military Band (2002)
Related Resources: Sheet Music | Article

 

 

 

3004America the Beautiful
By Samuel Ward, arr. Carmen Dragon
Recorded by the United States Navy Band
Related Resources: Sheet Music | Illustrated Film

 

 

 

001vThe Battle Hymn of the Republic
By Julia Ward Howe
Recorded by “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band (ca. 1953)
Related Resources: Sheet Music | Article

 

 

 

0001vGod Bless America
By Irving Berlin, arr. Jari Villanueva
Recorded by The United States Air Force Band
Related Resources: Sheet Music | Article | Handwritten lyrics by Irving Berlin

 

 

 

3072Army bugle calls (including “Taps”)
Recorded by the cornet and trumpet section of Sousa’s Band (1903)
Related Resources: Sheet Music | Lecture video about “Taps”

 

 

 

Snap5The Army Song [The Army Goes Rolling Along]
By Edmund L. Gruber, arr. H. W. Arberg
Recorded by the U.S. Military Academy Band, West Point, NY
Related Resources: Sheet Music | Article

 

 

 

anchors aweighAnchors Aweigh
By Charles Zimmerman
Recorded by the United States Navy Band (1993)
Related Resources: Sheet Music | Article

 

 

 

0001vMarines’ Hymn
Music by J. Offenbach, arr. A. Tregina
Recorded by the Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band, Cherry Point, NC
Related Resources: Sheet Music | Article

 

 

 

0001vSemper Paratus
By Charles A. Zimmerman
Recorded by the United States Air Force Band
Related Resources: Sheet Music | Article

 

 

 

0001vU.S. Air Force Song
By Robert Crawford
Recorded by the United States Air Force Band
Related Resources: Sheet Music | Article

 

 

 

0003vSemper fidelis
By John Philip Sousa, Sousa’s Band, Arthur Pryor (conductor) (1901)
Related Resources: Sheet Music | Article

 

 

 

Make your own playlist in the National Jukebox
Step 1: Search for music
Step 2: Click the “+Playlist” icon below a track
Step 3: A media player will pop-up (ensure that your pop-up blocker is disabled for loc.gov) and you can play your selections

There are more ways to honor Veterans through the Library of Congress:

View our Patriotic Melodies Collection

Explore the Veterans History Project

Participate in the Veterans History Project

Explore Military Digital Collections in the Library of Congress

Explore contemporary photos of Veterans memorials in the Carol Highsmith Archive

Learn about Veterans Day legislation at Congress.gov

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American Flag at Post Office building […], [1925]. National Photo Company Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

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