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Veterans Day 2011: Stars Pay Tribute on Twitter

Toby Keith LeAnn Rimes Dierks Bentley
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Veterans Day only comes once a year, but when Nov. 11 rolls around, Americans across the country unite as one to pay their respects and remember the men and women of the United States military who dedicate their lives to protecting our land. On Veterans Day 2011, many of country music's hottest stars are taking to Twitter to publicly honor those who serve our country — past, present and future.

Notorious patriot Toby Keith shared his two cents as simply as possible, hoping to blanket all service people, while Dierks Bentley took the approach of thanking his father for his hard work. LeAnn Rimes spoke on behalf of military families, while Jaron Lowenstein (of Jaron and the Long Road to Love) tweeted from the heart and Whitney Duncan recounted her own trip to Iraq. Sugarland — who are the singing voices behind Applebee's new Thank You Movement — included a video with their tweet to make their point especially poignant. See how country music artists are honoring the good people of the United States armed services this Veterans Day 2011.


Toby Keith (@TobyKeithMusic): Happy Veteran's Day. To all Veterans, THANK YOU for our freedom. - t


Craig Morgan (@cmorganmusic): Happy veterans day to all those who have served and are serving let us celebrate the lives of those who are no longer here to celebrate with us


Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley): veteran's day! reach out to as many as you can.tell them thank you for their service & sacrifice.special thx to my dad & remaining WWII men.


LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes): Happy Veteran's Day to all of our Veteran's & their Families. Many blessing to you. Your dedication to our country is much appreciated.


Chely Wright (@chelywright): To all the Veterans who have done so much... Thank you. Xo c


Clay Walker (@ClayWalker): Happy Veterans Day. Thank you to all of the men & women in our Armed Forces for their service to our country!


Whitney Duncan (@whitneyduncan): Happy Veteran's Day! 11/11/11!!!! Remembering my trip to Iraq & how wonderful our soldiers are.


(@JaronATLRTL): To all the Veterans and those currently serving in the US military around the world, I thank you personally for your service. Your daily sacrifice provides me with a life and a freedom that exists nowhere else in the world. Here's to you...


Corey Smith (@coreysmithmusic): GOD BLESS OUR VETERANS. Thank you for your service, dedication, courage, and sacrifice in the unceasing battle for a better world.


James Wesley (@jameswesley1):

God Bless our MEN and WOMEN that gave and give us our FREEDOM! AMEN


Sugarland (@Sugarlandmusic):

#StandUp and join us in honoring heroes this Veterans Day! Visit


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