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Veterans Day Honored by Rockers via Twitter

Veterans Day
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With all this talk about it being National Metal Day today (11/11/11), let us not forget that the most important holiday of the day is Veterans Day. And it just so happens that several rockers share that same sentiment. Many of the rock acts that we cover on Loudwire have performed for our troops overseas on numerous occasions and have worked with charities to help out our nation's veterans. Today, acts such as Papa Roach, Nikki Sixx, Rev Theory, Anthrax, Nonpoint and others have paid respect to our nation's troops via posts on Twitter. Guns N' Roses also paid their respects with a link to a video of guitarist DJ Ashba performing the national anthem. Read what rock acts had to say about Veterans Day in the tweets below:


Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses): Today is 11/11/11 a.k.a Veterans Day in U.S.A. Here's a flashback/salute to our veterans by @DjASHBA #NationalMetalDay


☠ Papa Roach ☠ (@paparoach): Thank you to all the veterans out there for serving our country!


Rev Theory (@revtheory): Here's to all the men and women that put there freedom on the line each and everyday so that we can have ours. Happy Veterans Day to the true hero's!


Anthrax (Band) (@Anthrax): Tonight, we're taking it to 11! Happy Nigel Tufnel Day and a big heavy metal salute to all US VETERANS! Thank you!


Egypt Central (@egyptcentral): Thank you to ALL those that have served and continue to serve in our military. We are forever grateful for the sacrifices you and your families have made to protect our freedom. 11~11~11


Nonpoint (@nonpoint): Happy Veterans Day and Heavy Metal Day!!!!!! 11/11/11. To my Father who was a veteran and a soldier in the Army for 27 years, may you be Resting in Peace!!!!


Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden): Armistice day 11/11/11. #lestweforget


My Darkest Days (@MyDarkestDays): REMEMBERANCE DAY!!!


Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx): Proud to be an American. To all the men and woman who have fought for our beautiful country. Happy Veterans day and thank you...


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