Drowning Pool wrote this song as a tribute to the members of the United States armed forces. In 2005-2006, the band toured in Iraq, Kuwait and South Korea, where they performed for the troops. Upon returning to the United States, they wrote this anthem based on their experiences.
Drowning Pool uses this song to help raise money and awareness for troops to undergo mandatory mental-health screenings when returning from combat. Said lead singer Ryan McCombs: "It's making that screening process mandatory so that we don't let these guys and girls who are doing their jobs for the United States slip through the cracks again."
The Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Brad Lidge uses this as his entrance music. His teammate Brett Myers introduced him to the song in spring training. In an interview with ESPN, Lidge said: "That song fired me up right away when I heard it. The more I listened to it, and the more I found out about what Drowning Pool is doing for the soldiers, the more I wanted to come out to it. Whatever side of the fence you're on regarding the Iraq War, I think we can all agree that supporting our troops is essential." Lidge is part of the "Strikeouts For Troops" organization where he donates money for every strikeout he records. His brother-in-law served 2 tours with the marines in Iraq, and his best friend served in Kuwait as a member of the Air Force.
Kelsey from Rustburg, VaWe need more people like this to support our troops with how bad this war is getting...
Brett from Bensalem, PaI'm a huge Phillies fan and whenever this song comes on I get pumped!!! Brad Lidge is the best closer in baseball and I'm glad his song is both awesome and has a good message and everyone out there either for or against the war needs to support our troops out there.