Friday, February 17, 2006

For something completely different

I have been listening to Keni Thomas' album, "Flags of our Fathers", a lot lately. It's in my car, and on my computers at work and home, so I can put the headphones on and listen any time.

Country music doesn't take up a big space in my personal music universe, but these songs are very special. This album is all about honoring warfighters, and the songs cover everyone from my father's WWII generation through today's deployed warriors. Check out the music on the sampler page, you won't be disappointed. If you can listen to "Circle on the Cross" all the way through without at least getting misty-eyed, then I will worry about you.

The other great reason to buy this album is that Keni, as a former Army Ranger who fought in Somalia, has chosen to donate a portion of the proceeds from the CD to the Hero Fund, to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF).

Benefitting the
Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides college educations to the children of our special operations personnel killed in training or combat. SOWF currently has over 600 kids committed to college. Why? Because that's what their fathers would have wanted.

We started the HERO FUND to raise awareness of SOWF and the importance of supporting our military and their families. It all started with the song HERO which I wrote as a tribute to a buddy who died in the fighting in Somalia. You may know of the battle from the book and movie "Blackhawk Down" . For those of us who make it out of something like that, you spend the rest of your life thanking the men on your left and your right. By the grace of God, they are the reason I am here today.

When you buy the CD "Flags of Our Fathers- A Soldier's Story" a portion of your money goes to the HERO FUND which donates those funds entirely to the SOWF.

These songs are for anyone who has ever put on the uniform and stepped into battle in defense of our nation. Your sense of duty and self sacrifice will always be appreciated.

Do something good today - for yourself, and for the children of fallen warriors.