The song was inspired by Moore's hit tune "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away
." The country star explained to ABC Radio that whenever he performs it on stage he "kinda go through this spiel about how much our military means to us and how much we appreciate 'em."
And after saying, "Here's to the ones that didn't make it back home," for several years, one night it hit him. "Man, I need to write that.'"