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Scotty McCreery is recognizing the men and women who wear our country's uniform this Veterans Day.

The country star has posted a video to his song "The Dash" on his YouTube and Facebook page. The singer explains in an accompanying message that clip tells the story of Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Carpenter, who was killed in February 2011 during his second tour in Afghanistan. 

Scotty also expresses his appreciation to Andrew's widow, Crissie, for sharing their story, saying it's "a great reminder of the sacrifice our military - and their families - make for us." 

Andrew's death was also a personal loss for a member of Scotty's band.  McCreery's bassist, Nathan Thomas, is Crissie's cousin. 

Check out the video tribute below.

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