Like most of us old enough to remember, country music star Luke Combs knows exactly where he was on the morning of September 11, 2001. Even if the gravity of the situation wasn’t completely apparent in youth, that day imprinted itself on the minds of kids everywhere across the United States. At one school in North Carolina, a kid sat in his chorus class as the first plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Fast forward 20 years, that same kid is preparing to perform for a sell-out crowd at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Ahead of his Saturday evening show, Luke Combs took to Twitter to share some words of remembrance in honor of those men and women who died during the 9/11 attacks.
“6th grade chorus class singing the national anthem. That’s where I was. If you were alive, you remember as well as I do. Today we remember all the Americans who lost their lives and the heroes who lost theirs trying to save anyone they could. Never Forget 9/11/01,” Luke Combs wrote in the tweet.
The context is everything. Here was a kid, not truly knowing what was going on at the time, who woke up the next morning in a completely different world. The one in which he’d have to grow up.
The Country Music Star’s Twitter Followers Share Their Own Experiences
Luke Combs wasn’t alone on that fateful morning in 2001. Some of his fans replied to the tweet, sharing their own experiences.
“7th grade math class. Our teacher went out into the hallway and came back in and said we all needed to go to the cafeteria. They turned on the tv and we saw what was going on. But being young, I never understood what was really happening until my mom picked me up crying,” a Luke Combs fan replied.
“Freshman algebra class. Our teacher turned her computer around and we watched while she cried and told us our lives were about to change forever. Wise statements for a teacher who was only 26 yrs old,” another wrote.
1st grade. Home room class singing the national anthem. Never forget what happened that day. Never.— Cody Hannestad (@RodeoTime13) September 11, 2021
“7th grade computer science class. Can still feel the tremble, we thought it was an earthquake at first. I remember classmates being sent home because their parents worked in the city. I’ll never forget the day, the tears, the panic,” another recalled.
Do you remember where you were?
Luke Combs to Play Loretta Lynn’s Flood Relief Concert
In late August, many in Humphreys County, Tennessee became victims of devastating flooding. Dozens lost their lives.
Now, to provide relief for the area, Loretta Lynn and friends are putting on a benefit concert at the Grand Ole Opry. Luke Combs will join Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, and others at the event. The benefit is set for Monday, September 13.