Foster joins Kevin Spacey, James Brolin, Bette Midler and others to raise funds for PTSD and TBI
Sunday, November 10, 2013 on the Military Channel
Singer-songwriter Radney Foster, whose song “Angel Flight,” has struck a chord with military families worldwide, has been invited to appear on the Homeward Bound Veteran’s Day telethon on Sunday, November 10. Hosted by Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna, and co-hosted by Connie Francis, the live four-hour telethon will benefit American veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stess Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
“I’m so honored to be involved with the telethon,” Foster says. “The song ‘Angel Flight’ tells the story of the flight crews that bring fallen soldiers home to their final resting place. Because of that song, I have met hundreds servicemen and women who have shared their stories with me.” The moving video for the song has been seen by over 5 million people, and the response led co-writer Darden Smith to found Songwriting With: Soldiers. By pairing returning veterans with professional songwriters, the program strives to help veterans cope with the emotional impact of war, and the difficult transition back to civilian life.
“Through Songwriting With: Soldiers, I’ve seen firsthand how many veterans are coming home with wounds both seen and unseen. There is an urgent need for support for those suffering from PTSD and TBI. I’m so thankful that Homeward Bound has asked me to be a part of this essential work.”
Foster is recording a new album at Louisiana’s famed Dockside Studios, so he will introduce “Angel Flight” via video.
The Homeward Bound broadcast will feature testimonials and personal stories of veterans and their families who have experienced difficulties as they returned from the battlefronts of WWII, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
The telethon will be broadcast live Sunday, November 10 (7 – 11pm ET) on the Military Channel from the historic American Legion Hall in Hollywood.
For more information, visit homewardboundtelethon.org