George Jones and Billy Ray Cyrus know how to honor fallen members of the United States military, but they're not alone.

Our list of the 12 best songs for Memorial Day could have swelled to 20 with ease. Tim McGraw's addition was debuted live during an awards show and was an instant classic. Go back a few years to find a hit song from the Dixie Chicks, and even further to find one from the Statler Brothers.

The calendar only recognizes the sacrifices the men and women of the U.S. military make once each year, but country stars like Lee Brice do it at every show.

What song moves you every time you hear it? Justin Moore, Merle Haggard and Jamey Johnson all have songs that pay tribute to fallen soldiers. There's no genre that does military tributes better than country music.

Read about each of the 12 songs below and then click on any link to hear these classic fallen soldier songs.

12 Songs That Honor Fallen Soldiers

Each of the 12 songs on this list of country hits that honor fallen soldiers pay tribute to brave men and women who didn't come home from war. A few — like George Jones' and the Statler Brothers' contributions — recognize thousands of fallen soldiers. Each one is personal and emotional. Each one is perfect for a Memorial Day remembrance.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

21 Great Memorial Day Songs

Of course the best Memorial Day songs come from country music greats. Check out the Top 20 songs that honor fallen soldiers, including well-known hits by Toby Keith, Billy Ray Cyrus, the Statler Brothers and more.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

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