"Musical VETStravaganza" Concert to Promote Hiring Veterans and Military
Military Ensembles, Country Stars to Perform FREE Concert February 17 at GWU
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24, 2013
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Code of Support Foundation
(COSF) announced today a spectacular lineup of musical performers who will be
joining forces in a special Presidents' Day weekend concert saluting veterans
and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's "Hiring Our Heroes" program.
Dubbed "A Musical VETStravaganza," the concert is set for 3 p.m. on Sunday,
Feb. 17 at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, 730 21^st St., NW
in Washington, D.C. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. The concert is FREE and open
to the public, but tickets are required.
The renowned 70-voice West Point Cadet Glee Club leads the list of performers,
along with the West Point Alumni Glee Club comprising veterans who average
nearly 20 years of service with 75% combat veterans among its members. The hot
military quartet and Sony Music recording artists "4TROOPS" and CAMMO
recording artists "Homefire" Military Spouses Choir (created by sixteen time
Grammy Award winner David Foster) will add their special talents to the
Special VETStravaganza guest stars include Mark Wills, a multi-platinum
selling country music star with eight top-10 hits to his name, and rising star
David Kroll, who recently released a new single, "Little Soldiers," saluting
family members who remain at home while Dad or Mom is deployed.
According to Maj. Gen. (Ret) Alan Salisbury, COSF chairman and CEO, this
concert is intended to promote the hiring of veterans and military spouses,
and support the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's "Hiring Our Heroes"
program. "Along with the musical numbers, we'll feature a number of local
employers such as Booz Allen Hamilton who have great success stories to tell
about veterans in their organizations," said Salisbury. "The audience will
leave this concert with an appreciation that hiring a veteran is not an act of
charity, it's the smartest thing any company can do for their organization."
In addition to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a dozen nonprofits are
joining with the COS foundation as co-presenters of the VETStravaganza
concert. These include Blue Star Families, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of
America, Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), Military
Officers Association of America (MOAA), National Louis University (NLU),
Operation Homefront, Points of Light/Military Initiatives, Student Veterans of
America (SVA), Teach for America, USO, and the Wounded Warrior Mentor Program.
"This concert is a great example of how the community of military family,
veteran and troop support organizations can accomplish big things by working
together," said Kristy Kaufmann, executive director of the Code of Support
Foundation. "We share common goals and common interests that provide
opportunities for cooperation and leveraging our collective resources."
Tickets for the VETStravaganza Concert are general admission and free of
charge. Tickets may be obtained online at www.lisner.org or by phone at 202-
994-6851 or through the box office at 202-994-9599. Box Office hours are 10
a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Background: The Code of Support Foundation is dedicated to bridging the gap
between the American people and our Armed Forces. Its mission is to ensure all
Americans understand the service and sacrifice of our troops and their
families and are committed and actively engaged in doing their part in
defending freedom. The foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established
in 2010, and helps identify, vet and support other nonprofit organizations
that support military communities. The foundation has created a "Code of
Support" for our troops intended to help Americans give meaning to the words
"Support Our Troops." The Code of Support parallels the military "Code of
Conduct" which guides all service members. In the first article of the Code of
Conduct, our troops pledge that they are prepared to give their lives in our
defense. The Code of Support is a simple set of promises all Americans can
make to our armed forces in return.
More information on the Code of Support and the foundation may be found at
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The Code of Support Foundation. 2050 Ballenger Ave, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA
CONTACT: John Grady, 703-250-4869
Kristy Kaufmann, 580-647-6478
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