Sept. 11. No matter what year it is, that date will never be the same. In 2001, it became the day terrorists attacked on American soil. And every year since, the day has been one of somber reflection.
This year, on the 13th anniversary of that tragic day, several country artists used Twitter to share their tributes, their memories and their gratitude with their followers.
Luke Bryan: “Go USA. God bless the families who lost loved ones on this day.”
Rascal Flatts: “We can NEVER forget those lost, nor the ongoing costs to maintain and preserve our freedom. God bless America #fallenheroes #weremember 9/11.”
Trace Adkins: “Thinking of the victims of 9/11, the first responders and armed forces each and every day. Thank you for your service.”
Jennifer Nettles: “Heavy day of remembrance. Prayers for all the lives lost and ruined. #9/11.”
Jerrod Niemann: “Remembering those we lost this day 13 years ago and how an act intended to tear us apart only united us further.”
Easton Corbin: “Never forget the lives we lost and the battle we fought for freedom. #911anniversary”
Travis Tritt: “Remembering all those who died in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania 13 years ago today. We will never forget! God bless the USA.”
Lauren Alaina , who was in middle school at the time of the attacks, remembered that day this way:
“13 yrs ago I was a scared little girl in class,” she tweeted. “I will never forget that feeling. Take a moment and remember the innocent lives taken. #9/11. … To the ones we lost: we miss you and will never forget you. Praying for the families. #9/11”
And Toby Keith simply tweeted, “Never forget,” and provided a link to his video for his “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American).”