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Country Stars Take a Moment to Reflect on 9/11 Tragedy

It has been 17 years since the tragic events of 9/11 took place, & many of country's biggest stars are reflecting on the devastating events.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Country Stars Take a Moment to Reflect on 9/11 Tragedy
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - OCTOBER 21: Lee Greenwood performs in concert during the "Deep From The Heart: One America Appeal Concert" at Reed Arena on October 21, 2017 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)

17 years ago, the United States woke up to one of the most unthinkable tragedies as terrorists high-jacked planes, crashing them into the World Trade Centers in New York City and Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The world was forever changed in that moment. Many sat glued to their televisions, watching the crisis unfold.

Now, those people reflect on what happened, sharing their thoughts across social media on what remains a somber day.

Among those reflecting on the day is “God Bless the U.S.A.” singer Lee Greenwood, who visited the site of the World Trade Center just days after the attack.

 

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I walked through the twisted steel of the World Trade Centers a few days after 9/11 – Kim and I went there with the USO to serve the first responders. I will never forget the smell of the smoke, the anguish on all the faces, the fear that permeated the air and the great pride in America that brought us all together to rise up from those ashes. I was proud to stand on that rubble and sing my song for those workers who stopped for just a few minutes to sing with me and to honor all of those who were entombed there. I was humbled days later to sing for the fallen at memorial services at Yankee Stadium and Carnegie Hall and to meet and comfort so many of the families who lost a loved one on that day. May God Bless The USA on 9/11 and always and may we never forget! #godblesstheusa #911 #september11 #neverforget @theuso

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“I walked through the twisted steel of the World Trade Centers a few days after 9/11 – Kim and I went there with the USO to serve the first responders,” he wrote on Instagram with a photo of the buildings before they turned to rubble. “I will never forget the smell of the smoke, the anguish on all the faces, the fear that permeated the air and the great pride in America that brought us all together to rise up from those ashes. I was proud to stand on that rubble and sing my song for those workers who stopped for just a few minutes to sing with me and to honor all of those who were entombed there. I was humbled days later to sing for the fallen at memorial services at Yankee Stadium and Carnegie Hall and to meet and comfort so many of the families who lost a loved one on that day. May God Bless The USA on 9/11 and always and may we never forget!”

While Greenwood remembered those days from 17 years ago, artists like Maren Morris embraced the tributes going on today.

“They just stopped everything at the airport and someone played Amazing Grace on bagpipes to honor the 9/11 victims. That really hit home,” she wrote.

While the goal of the terrorists was to rip a nation apart, the country, and the world, was brought together and became a united front in the face of evil.

See more reactions from Greenwood and Morris’ peers below…