Lee Greenwood performs “God Bless the USA” for fans and military guests at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 27, 2018)
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Grammy-winning Artist Lee Greenwood kicked off Memorial Day weekend Thursday night at the Intrepid Foundation Gala on the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, Friday morning on the Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series, and Sunday performed “God Bless the U.S.A” at Charlotte Motor Speedway during NASCAR’S Coca-Cola 600. This year’s awe-inspiring pre-race salute to the troops included ground exhibitions and a 20-minute performance by the 82nd Airborne division.
“I’m blessed and honored to have the opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women of our great nation who serve and sacrifice daily to defend our freedom,” said Greenwood.
“I’ll Stand Up and Say So” is a patriotic anthem that poignantly echos the beliefs of millions of Americans that it is time to stand up and speak up for the love of God and country and for the men and women who died in service to this great nation ensuring those very freedoms.
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Tim Atwood‘s forthcoming solo album, Livin The Dream, features the patriotic anthem, “I’ll Stand Up and Say So” which has an equally patriotic story behind it.
In 2017, shortly after performing “I’ll Stand Up and Say So” at one his shows, Tim was gifted a memorial bracelet by an endearing fan. The bracelet was in honorarium of Capt. William D. Grimm, a U.S. Airman who was killed in action during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. The fan had worn the bracelet continuously for 26 years, and confided that she wanted to pass the bracelet along to Tim to keep Capt. Grimm’s memory alive. Through tear-filled eyes, she told Tim, “It’s time I share this bracelet with you…and it’s time you share Capt. Grimm’s memory with the world.”
“I haven’t taken this bracelet off since I received it,” said Atwood. “Our son served two tours in Iraq in the U.S. Army and came home a Purple Heart Veteran–injured during service. It is by the grace of God that he returned home alive. When I look down at this Memorial bracelet, I am reminded at how close my son came to losing his own life in combat. We owe everything to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedoms. Thank you–two little words, but they speak volumes.”http://www.countryschatter.com/2018/05/lee-greenwood-tim-atwood-and-the-patrick-james-band-celebrate-memorial-day-with-video-tribute-to-those-who-served/NewsPress ReleaseAir & Space Museum,Charlotte Motor Speedway,Coca Cola 600,Fox & Friends,Intrepid Foundation Gala,Lee Greenwood,The Patrick James Band,Tim Atwood