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Charlie Daniels Band Delivers Dramatic 9/11 Tribute Dedicated To 'Fallen Heroes'

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This emotional performance was reportedly too serious for PBS to air on the upbeat television special it was filmed for. Which isn't difficult to understand considering the solemn nature of "The Last Fallen Hero". Inspired by the tragic events on September 11, 2001, the song has a significant meaning to many Americans.

9/11 has become a day in history that we could never forget. American lives were changed forever the day. The coordinated terrorist attacks were carried out that morning by al-Qaeda, an Islamist extremist group, which killed 2,977 people. Over a decade later, we still remember 9/11 and always will.

In 2002, The Charlie Daniels Band released "The Last Fallen Hero" off of their Redneck Fiddlin' Man album. The album landed at #40 on the Top Country Albums chart, featuring duets with Travis Tritt and Garth Brooks. 

Despite being pulled from the PBS special they were slated for, The Charlie Daniels Band was adamant about honoring our troops on the first Fourth of July after 9/11. The performance aired on PBS during an alternate time. Below is "The Last Fallen Hero" performance, along with a heart-wrenching video slideshow of the devastation that pierced our country.

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Oh, the cowards came by morning and attacked without a warning
Leaving flames and death and chaos in our streets.
In the middle of this fiery hell brave heroes fell

In the skies of Pennsylvania on a plane bound for destruction
With the devil and his angels at the wheel
They never reached their target on the ground
Brave heroes brought it down

This is a righteous cause so without doubt or pause
I will do what my country asks of me
Make any sacrifice
We'll pay whatever price
So the children of tomorrow can be free
Lead on red, white and blue
And we will follow you until we win the final victory
God help us do our best we will not slack or rest
Till the last fallen hero rests in peace

Now the winds of war are blowing and there's no way of knowing
Where this bloody path we're traveling will lead
We must follow till the end
Or face it all again

And make no mistake about it, write it, preach it, talk it, shout it
Across the mountains and the deserts and the seas
The blood of innocence and shame
Will not be shed in vain

This is a righteous cause so without doubt or pause
I will do what my country asks of me
Make any sacrifice
We'll pay whatever price
So the children of tomorrow can be free
Lead on red, white and blue
And we will follow you until we win the final victory
God help us do our best we will not slack or rest
Till the last fallen hero rests in peace

God help us do our best we will not slack nor rest
Till the last fallen hero rests in peace

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