A quiet Sunday night took a wild turn as reports of Osama Bin Laden’s death spread like wildfire. Then, a little bit after 11 p.m. ET, President Barack Obama addressed the nation to confirm the report. President Obama outlined that U.S. Special Forces had killed Bin Laden early Sunday morning at a compound located in a small town in Northern Pakistan. The President described a successful, targeted operation that ended with Bin Laden’s body in the possession of the troops that executed the mission. Bin Laden’s death comes just months before the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that he claimed responsibility for.
As the news of Bin Laden’s death spread, country stars reacted with a flood of messages on Twitter. Here are just a few:
reba: So proud of our President and our military!
DierksBentley: God Bless our troops and their families… thank you for the sacrifices you all make for our freedoms and our Country. what a great moment.
BradPaisley: If you see someone in a military uniform tomorrow, for heaven’s sake give them a hug. Or a drink. Or a new car.
saraevansmusic: So proud of our American soldiers for the incredible job they did in taking out Bin Laden! Praise the Lord! Thank you!
darrylworley: Thank God! I knew this day would come. I have never been so happy to hear the news of someones death.
blakeshelton: Sorry if this seems disrespectful but I’m so glad that piece absolute #### Osama is dead..
johnrich: Ya’ll wanna know who got fired? OSAMA.
leannrimes: Omg, Bin Laden!!! Blessings to our troops and a bit of peace for our country and those who lost loved one’s in 9/11.
joebonsall: Now Osama knows what it is like to get fried alive… God bless our military… I hope it hurt like HELL!! Keyword being HELL!!
billycurrington: this news is awesome !
juliannehough: Justice has been done
thompsonsquare: GOD BLESS AMERICA! This is a great day.
sarahbuxton: God BLESS those soldiers who carried out this mission successfully! What a bunch of bad asses. America, America, God shed his grace on thee!
TheJoshThompson: God Bless the U.S.A! I hope the news is true.
billyraycyrus: Just saw the news! OSAMA BIN LADEN is dead !!! How crazy is that ! Only in my life could i be at FT Hood on the night this happened …
steelmagnolia11: Osama Bin Laden is dead! Wow.. Watching news now.
joshgracin: Great Night for the USA…. Great Night for the families of 9/11…. Big step toward the preservation of humanity.
jamesotto: I wondered if this day would ever come. Did y’all think we’d ever here this amazing news?
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