Every Tuesday, Sam Alex and the rest of the crew at Taste of Country Nights takes time out of their day to highlight the great women and men in uniform in their Troop Salute segment. This Tuesday, however, is a very special Troop Salute, as it falls on the 17th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks. Sam wants to hear your Troop Salute voicemails for a special 9/11 memorial segment.

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Call Taste of Country Nights at 1-888-678-9995 and leave a very special tribute to a serviceman or servicewoman for their special 9/11 Troop Salute.

My father had been retired from the Air Force for about four years when 9/11 happened, and it pained him that he couldn't re-enlist at the time. I was too young at just 15 to sign up, and following a harrowing personal ordeal, my father cautioned me against enlisting. But my cousin enlist with the Army Reserve so he could continue his studies, yet still serve when called upon.