Flag Day on June 14 pays tribute to the Stars and Stripes by serving as a reminder of the resolution by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, that established an official U.S. flag.
In honor of Flag Day, Aaron Lewis—who, if you’ve ever been to one of his shows, you know, is a staunch supporter of our military—released a new song, “Folded Flag,” to digital retailers. Written by Marty Morgan, Luc Nyhus and Yasmine Van Wilt, the song takes the perspective of a Serviceman who was killed in action and is speaking to his widow via a letter he wrote her. “Two men with starch white gloves / Fold the ’til they touch / It’s probably more than I deserve / But I’m proud to get this much / Sendin’ all the love I ever had / Inside this folded flag,” Aaron sings in the chorus.
“In today’s world, the ultimate sacrifice that our servicemen and women give selflessly in protection of the American Dream is often overlooked,” says Aaron. “The first time I heard this song, I watched three battle-hardened special forces soldiers cry after hearing it. I knew it hit home and I knew it deserved to be heard.”
Listen to “Folded Flag” on Spotify below, as well as a live performance of the tune from the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Fla.