Tonight I rocked to Michael Ray’s and Jerrod Niemann’s hot performance as they swayed the crowd in Chicago at Joe’s on Weed at the 2nd annual Toast to the Troops event organized by US 99 in support of the military veterans. The artists performed with acoustic guitars showing appreciation for all veterans, active military, police, fire, medical crews. Friends of the Folds of Honor organisation were also present at the event selling merchandise to be donated to the veterans’ scholarship fund. The Folds of Honor’s mission is to provide educational scholarships to the families of killed or disabled American military. In addition, 10 000 Christmas cards were aimed to be signed at the event for the troops.
Ray and Niemann performed some of their greatest hits, such as Nieman’s “What Do You Want” and Ray’s “Talk a Little Less.” Ray was wearing a Chicago Cubs T-shirt and hat in support of the Cubs winning the World Series. They also recognized the hard work and importance of veterans while cheering them on from stage.
“The Veteran’s and first responders of this country deserve recognition. They and their families are in every way challenged for having chosen this line of work. They secure our freedoms and our peace in this mostly safe nation. That is worth rewarding,” said the press release.
Tomorrow there will be another event in support of the Folds of Honor at the Historic and Intimate Chicago Theater, 175 North State Street, Chicago Illinois 60601. CBS radio will celebrate all veterans by live musical performances by Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Kelsea Ballerini, Randy Houser, Tyler Farr, Brandtly Gilbert and Chase Rice.