Jason Aldean and Lee Greenwood Surprise Charlie Daniels Onstage at Concert for Veterans
Daniels was performing his Scholarship for Heroes concert in conjunction with Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Progam. That program helps veterans with continuing education by matching the costs of tuition and fees for in-state schools. Chris Young and the bluegrass group the Grascals made return appearances at the event, which also featured Keni Thomas,Â BleachÂ and Lynyrd Skynyrd guitaristÂ Sparky Matejka.
The event also featured a presentation withÂ Mary Byers, the president of Gold Star Mothers, Inc., an organization composed of mothers who have lost sons or daughtersÂ who were serving their country.
âThe motto for the USO is âuntil they all come home.â Last night’s event at Lipscomb addressed the fact that many did not come home,â Greenwood says in a press release.Â âI’m proud to have been a part of this event and congratulate my friend Charlie Daniels for being a leader in our Nashville community.â
Daniels is a longtime supporter of the U.S. military, and he hopes his efforts will help bring attention to the plight of returning veterans who have a hard time acclimating to civilian life. âWe have so many heroes whose needs fly below our radar,â he said. âThis shouldnât be happening and this event is helping to make sure it doesnât.â