Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush were part of major Memorial Day events honoring the sacrifices of service members and their families over the weekend.

Brad is back on U.S. soil after headlining a surprise Memorial Day concert for 3,000 troops stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. He hitched a ride aboard Air Force One with President Barack Obama and a few of advisors. Brad tweeted, “Thanks for the lift BO. Our military is the best the world has ever seen.” The president delivered a commemorative speech, met with military commanders and visited wounded troops at the base hospital.