As many of us celebrated the valiant individuals who lost their lives fighting for our freedoms yesterday, there were many others who were going through an incredibly difficult time, mourning the loss of a loved one.
In remembrance of those brave names, PBS once again hosted the annual National Memorial Day Concert. This year’s concert, which is usually broadcast live from the Capitol, featured a number of previously recorded performances, including a handful of country singers. Mickey Guyton, Vince Gill and Alan Jackson all took part in the festivities.
And you knew Alan was gonna hit ’em where it hurts, performing his 2001 tear-jerker, “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning).”
Of course, the song is about remembering where you were when 9/11 occurred, and paying respects to the lives lost on that tragic day, but it still holds weight when it comes to honoring the brave men and women who died serving our United States military. Especially in light of the fact that many of our military operations since then were a direct result of the 9/11 attacks.
Also, with the 20th anniversary of 9/11 coming up this year, it was incredibly moving to see Alan pay tribute with such a powerful song.
WARNING: Go ahead and grab your box of tissues before watching.
Other Notable Performances
Vince Gill performed “Go Rest High On that Mountain” from the Ryman Auditorium.
Mickey kicked things off with the “Star Spangled Banner”