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The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks offers us all a chance to stop and remember those lives that were lost on that terrible day in 2001.

Since this is a major milestone, the 9/11 tributes will be a little more robust this year. The memorials probably won’t be as big for the 16th anniversary in 2017, and Garth Brooks thinks it’s time we take steps to remember 9/11 in a more formal way. He especially wants to draw attention to the first responders who died that day.

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Garth tells Rare Country, “I think with 9/11, what I’d love to see, if there’s any way we can get it started — I think there should be some kind of national movement just for a Public Servant’s Day. It’s a thank you to our public servants. Firemen, policemen, all the first responders… those guys. That would be it.”

He adds i’st the least we can do for these public servants, who we literally could not live without.

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“I would like to see that day be turned into something that not only is something that is respectful and memorable, but also saluting and honoring those people that give every day,” Garth says. “We don’t pay ’em enough. Trust me. When they put on that suit, we don’t pay ’em enough.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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