The Army Rangers honor America with song about what Memorial Day means to the troops

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First Lts. Andrew Yacovone and Justin Wright, two Army rangers on deployment in Afghanistan, have something in common beyond their military service. They are both gifted musicians who happened to discover their mutual passion on the very first day of officer basic training in 2014.

Andrew told ABC News how they met, “I called out to the crowd and asked if anyone played guitar. Lo and behold, Justin was standing right next to me and he was like, ‘Heck yeah, I play guitar!'”

After an all night jam session, the two friends went to work making videos together. “Hometown Hero” was their first collaboration. Their second, just in time for this Memorial Day weekend, is an awesome tribute to the families of fallen soldiers called “I’m Gonna Miss You.”

The duo collaborated even though they are currently serving in different parts of the country. Part of the video is even shot in Afghanistan. According to Andrew, “If you could see what was behind the camera, it was interesting. Taped things over here, headlamps sitting around bunkers to light the scene using our flashlights. Just to make it all right.”

It’s a great song and a great video, and a great way, in the midst of the barbecues and time with family and friends, to remember the true purpose of the holiday weekend.

Watch the video below:

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