SAM HUNT credits his grandfather for teaching him the meaning of Memorial Day. And by teaching, I mean leading by example. He says, quote, “My granddad was in World War 2 [on] the USS Texas battleship at Normandy and near Japan.
“He spent a lot of time in the thick of it and took pride in what that meant. It was something I got to see firsthand, as somebody who got to experience that . . . somebody who had that galvanized American trait.”