Country music star Travis Tritt has been vocal about his support of the United States Military. On Wednesday, he saluted veterans of the U.S. armed forces on Twitter.
Tritt sent out a tweet early this morning recognizing American Veterans on the holiday dedicated to them — Veteran’s Day.
“Today is #VeteransDay2020. On this day we remember, honor, salute and thank all our veterans for their service and sacrifices to this great land,” Tritt wrote on Twitter. “We extend those same sentiments to all veteran’s families, because when you serve, your family serves also. God bless you all!”
Similarly, Tritt recognized the U.S. Marine Corps. Yesterday afternoon, the country star sent out a tweet recognizing the Marines on their 245th anniversary.
“Today the @USMC turns 245 years old,” Tritt tweeted. “Happy Birthday to our Marine Corps and thank you for your devoted service to our nation!”
However, the Marines have had to cancel the traditional Marine Corps birthday ball, according to Stars and Stripes. It usually features dancing, presenting the colors, and a cake cut with a sword.
The cancelation is due of course to the coronavirus pandemic. But Marine commanders will record videos of cake-cutting and send messages to the troops. Each unit will watch the recording at its own socially distanced ceremony.
Travis Tritt Has Long Recognized the Military
Tritt has previously recognized United States service members in a number of ways. He called attention to the struggles veterans face in the music video for “Anymore,” the second single from his 1991 album “It’s All About to Change.”
He has also performed for the USO. And in 2005, he joined the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to honor the volunteers who tried to rescue the American hostages in Iran about four decades ago.
“Our troops are willing to put their lives on the line to protect our freedom and spending time with them is a privilege,” Tritt told the Washington Times.