Grammy-award winning country music artist Lee Greenwood is proud to become an Ambassador for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a non profit charity that provides support for America’s ill and injured veterans.
Greenwood, who was recently named one of Billboard’s 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time, performed his most recognizable patriotic song, “God Bless the USA,” for 4,000 DAV members at the closing ceremonies of the DAV National Convention in Atlanta this week. The event marked the start of Greenwood’s official partnership with DAV.
“It was an exciting night at the DAV National Convention in Atlanta. These proud men and women are dedicating their lives after military service to help those who are struggling to fit back into civilian life. They address the challenges of all wounded veterans head on and give hope to each soldier who otherwise might not survive,” Greenwood said.
A known champion of military and veteran causes, Greenwood will work with DAV to bring much-needed attention and support to the needs of the country’s 22 million veterans, their families and survivors. His ambassadorship will include support of many DAV campaigns, including Keep the Promise and Thank a Vet.
“Mr. Greenwood has shown a deep and abiding respect for our nation’s service members and veterans, and we could not be more thankful for his support,” said DAV National Adjutant Marc Burgess. “Our members were absolutely thrilled to hear him perform, and appreciate his patriotism and genuine gratitude for those who served. He is greatly admired within the veteran community and we look forward to working closely with him as advocates for our nation’s heroes.”
Greenwood continues a heavy tour schedule this summer with dates across the country (schedule below). For more information on Lee Greenwood, please visit leegreenwood.com and follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
LEE GREENWOOD ON TOUR:
Aug. 07 NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Game (SOLO) – Canton, Ohio
Aug. 26 Pentagon Auditorium (SOLO)- Washington, D.C.
Aug. 27 Donna Dean’s Old Dominion Barn Dance – Highland Springs, Va.
Aug. 31 Chuckwagon Races – Clinton, Ark.
Sep. 02 The Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport, Ohio
Sep. 03 Freedom Hall – Louisville, Ky.
Sep. 09 SCI Kiwanis Balloon Fest (SOLO) – Bloomington, Ind.
Sep. 10 Bristol RACETRACK (SOLO) – Bristol, Tenn.
Sep. 11 Frederick Brown Jr Amphitheatre – Peachtree City, Ga.
Sep. 15 Mass Comm Bldg – Clarksville, Tenn.
Sep. 16 Plaza Theater – Glasgow, Ky.
Nov. 01 Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center w/ Crystal gayle – Midland, Tex.
Dec. 01 FireKeepers Casino Hotel Event Center – Battle Creek, Mich.
Jan. 21 Meadow View Conference Resort & Convention Center – Kingsport, Tenn.
Jan. 27 Country Music Cruise – Tampa, Fla.
Feb. 25 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.