Travis Tritt Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks By Vowing To ‘Never Forget the Innocent Lives’ Lost

by Samantha Whidden

On Friday (September 10th), country superstar Travis Tritt took to his Twitter account to share his thoughts about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

“On this 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I renew my vow to never forget the innocent lives that were lost that day,” Travis Tritt tweeted with an American flag emoji. 

Tritt’s followers took to the social media outlet to reflect on the attacks that changed the country nearly two decades ago. “3000 people didn’t go to war. They went to work. We Will never forget,” one Twitter user shared. 

Another Twitter user adds, “Travis so many have forgotten that horrible day and it makes me safe that they have. It will be with me until  my last breath.”

Nearly 3,000 people were killed and more than 6,000 people were injured during the September 11th attacks. Over 2,600 people died in the World Trade Center; 125 at the Pentagon; and 265 passengers on American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines 77, and United Airlines Flight 93. This count also includes the 19 hijackers. September 11th is still the deadliest terrorist act in world history. 

Travis Tritt Previously Received Honors From the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs 

In April 2003, Travis Tritt was presented a Public Service award from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by Dr. Robert Roswell. The country singer previously received the Hall of Fame Award for Veterans of Foreign Wars in 2001. He was also the spokesman for the Disabled American Veterans from 1993 to 1996. 

Secretary of Veterans Affairs at the time, Anthony Principi, stated, “We are truly grateful for Travis Tritt’s dedication to the men and women who serve and have served in uniform.”

Principi also said that Travis Tritt had shown throughout the years that he shares in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ commitment to veterans. This is due to his efforts to raise awareness of the VA and the veterans that the department serves.

Prior to receiving the award, Travis Tritt visited troops and their families at Fort Riley in Kansas. He also visited Fort Braggs in North Carolina. Tritt stated, “It’s a great honor to visit the men and women who wore the uniformed sacrificed to defend our freedom and way of life.”

Travis Tritt went on to add that U.S. veterans deserve everyone’s unfailing respect and attention for the sacrifices they have made. 

Tritt Talks His Hit Single ‘Anymore’ & His Portrayal As a Veteran in the Songs Music Video 

During a 2019 interview with One Country, Travis Tritt recalls portraying a veteran named Mac Singleton in the music video of his 1991 hit single “Anymore.”

“I remember that we shot [the music video] in an actual veteran’s clinic where there were actual veterans who were patients at the hospital,” Tritt reflected. He then says he remembers thinking that he never served and was afraid of what the veterans would think of him trying to portray a disabled veteran.

“Luckily, they were glad I was there to tell the story,” Tritt goes on to add. “I would talk to these men and women. They would tell me that no matter how bad their injuries were, they would do it all over again.”