Country singer Carrie Underwood performed in The Concert for Valor on Veterans Day. She’s no stranger to singing for the armed forces. She’s toured with the USO in Iraq and Kuwait and has performed at many military bases in the U.S. But her song “See You Again” has struck a cord with more people, especially military families, than she had ever anticipated.
Underwood says the song is about “moving on after the death of a loved one, and about wanting to see that person again, and knowing that eventually they will.” In her essay for Time magazine, Underwood wrote about one family in particular. The song resonated with a mother and daughter who had bought tickets for the whole family to see Underwood perform but, tragically, the father didn’t come home from deployment. Underwood made sure they came and had the opportunity to meet. After hearing their stories, Underwood said “I’ll never sing that song the same way again.”