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Trace Adkins Beautifully Pays Tribute To The Fallen With An Emotional Video Ahead Of Memorial Day

Memorial Day Trace Adkins

Country music star Trace Adkins honored our fallen service members ahead of Memorial Day with a somber video showcasing those who lost their lives in combat.

In an X post, the singer shared photos of dozens who died while serving in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. With candles burning in the foreground, he played his single, Empty Chair, which Trace released for Memorial Day in 2021.

“3 years ago, we asked fans to send us the names of loved ones who deserved tribute on #MemorialDay. As we look forward to Memorial Day tomorrow, we pay tribute to all fallen men and women of the US armed forces, as well as the friends and family who love them,” he wrote in the caption.

“GOD BLESS all the men and women who paid the ultimate price to keep us free,” a fan commented; “GOD BLESS their families and help them cope with everything they are going g through right now. GOD BLESS all that serve this country I am proud of Y’All.”

Trace Adkins Awarded Dwight D. Eisenhower Award

Trace Adkins has been a passionate advocate for service members throughout his career. The CMA winner has performed in 12 USO tours since 2002. He has also donated to or worked with several military organizations. Because of his dedication to the causes, Trace won the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award in 2016.

“For me personally, it’s just an opportunity to say thank you, that I support what you guys are doing,” Trace said in an interview with the U.S. Central Army shortly after receiving the award. “It’s just as simple as that. I hope just for a minute that folks can just smile and have a good time. Maybe we give them a little taste of home.”

Created in 1979, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award is the National Defense Industrial Association’s “most prestigious award” given to those who best reflect the former president’s “strong commitment to ensuring a robust national security posture.”

This story’s featured image is by Jason Kempin/Getty Images.

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