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US Air Force band ‘Celtic Aire’ pays tribute to 9/11 with ‘There Are No Words’

The United State Air Force Band, Celtic Aire, pays tribute on the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 with their rendition of "There Are No Words. (TheUSAFBand/YouTube)
September 09, 2016

The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 will live on in our memories forever. It is critically important we never forget the lives that were lost that day, and the men and women who chose to defend and protect our freedoms in the years that followed.

In a new video from the United States Air Force Band, Celtic Aire pays tribute on the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 to all the people who lost their lives. They sing an awe-inspiring rendition of “There Are No Words.”

The United State Air Force Band, Celtic Aire, pays tribute on the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 with their rendition of “There Are No Words. (TheUSAFBand/YouTube)

The original song was written on the day of the attacks by musician Kitty Donohoe. The five-person band offers their own beautiful rendition coupled with video clips of a couple explaining the events of 9/11 to their children during visits to all three memorials (Flight 93 Memorial, Pentagon Memorial, and 9/11 Memorial in NYC)

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The United State Air Force Band, Celtic Aire, pays tribute on the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 with their rendition of “There Are No Words. (TheUSAFBand/YouTube)

Check out the beautiful music video below:

Here are the complete lyrics to the beautiful tune:
There are no words there is no song
Is there a balm that can heal these
wounds that will last a lifetime long
And when the stars have burned to dust
Hand in hand we still will stand because we must
In one single hour in one single day
We were changed forever something taken away
And there is no fire that can melt this heavy stone
That can bring back the voices and the spirits of our own
All the brothers, sisters and lovers all the friends that are gone
All the chairs that will be empty in the lives that will go on
Can we ever forgive though we never will forget
Can we believe in the milk of human goodness yet
We were forged in freedom we were born in liberty
We came here to stop the twisted arrows cast by tyranny
And we won’t bow down we are strong of heart
We are a chain together that won’t be pulled apart

The United States Air Force Band, Celtic Aire, pays tribute on the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 with their rendition of “There Are No Words. (TheUSAFBand/YouTube)

“Celtic Aire is the premier Celtic and folk ensemble of the United States Air Force,” their official website reads.
“In addition to community relations concerts in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area, this small ensemble regularly performs at official functions for military and civilian leaders including the President, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the U. S. Air Force chief of staff.”
“In 2009, Celtic Aire deployed to Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Kyrgyzstan in support of diplomatic and troop morale initiatives as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.”