United States Soldiers and Veterans give in so many different ways. They fight for our Country and our personal freedoms, they go to the ends of the Earth to protect our family and loved ones often times leaving behind their own family and loved ones. They rebuild cities and help provide sustenance to people effected by war time. And unfortunately, many times they give the ultimate sacrifice-- their lives.
Now, through the 4TROOPS music cd, put out through Sony Music, the soldiers and veterans participating are giving back in another way! The 4 TROOPS are 4 US combat veterans who fought on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. They all shared a passion for music and are now sharing their talent with the world while creating awareness for veterans, soldiers and their needs.
"Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue," "You Raise Me Up," and "You'll Never Walk Alone," the new self-titled album consists of well-known positive pop and country hits, along with some new songs. Sony Music will donate 50 cents from each sale of the 4TROOPS album in the United States to organizations that support veterans and their families. This donation will be split equally among The American Legion, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) and the USO.
Check out this personalized video-- just for TicTacDough! So nice of them! Click the picture below:
4TROOPS have a lot of exciting events coming up. They recently taped a PBS special this month on the USS Intrepid to air during June pledge. And they're doing several live performance dates at military bases throughout the country, as well as public concert dates! Motel 6 is graciously donating hotel rooms to the Troops while they are on tour. Check out the dates and see them in person!
Would you like to support the 4TROOPS and buy their fabulous cd? Buy the cd at Amazon.com
Or you can win a copy here!
Or you can win a copy here!
One lucky TicTacDough reader will win a 4TROOPS CD!
MANDATORY ENTRY: Go to the 4TROOPS Itunes site and listen to some song clips, then come back here and tell me your favorite single! (you must be a TicTacDough friend in order to win)
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- Contest will close at 12 noon. PST on May 26th, 2010
- Contest open to US Residents!
Thank you for entering and Good Luck! All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. A special thanks to 4TROOPS for providing a cd and for making a special video especially for TicTacDough!