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America Supports You: Servicemembers Getting Free Country Music CDs
America Supports You ^ | Rudi Williams

Posted on 07/13/2006 4:39:08 PM PDT by SandRat

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2006 – The Armed Services YMCA is sending servicemembers free CDs with new and old popular country music hits that express pride in America.

Under the "Send a CD to a Soldier" program, the Armed Services YMCA is sending the CDs to units supporting the global war on terrorism.

"Since we can't send them to 'any soldier,' we send the CDs to units that were identified by the different branches of the services. The unit distributes the CDs to servicemembers," said retired Navy Rear Adm. S. Frank Gallo, national executive director of the ASYMCA.

Gallo said the ASYMCA launched the "Send a CD to a Soldier" in collaboration with "Music for a Cause," of Orlando, Fla., a year ago to let men and women in uniform know their service to the country is appreciated.

"(Music for a Cause) ended up making a deal with Sony Music USA and rounded up these performers for clearance to use their music," Gallo noted. "They put together this disc, and it's a good one."

He said country music star Aaron Tippin has been supporting the program. Tippin's hit, "You've Got to Stand for Something," is among the 17 songs on the CD. Other hits include: "Down Home," by Alabama; "America the Beautiful," by Elvis Presley; and "If the World Had a Front Porch," by Tracy Lawrence.

Gallo said servicemembers who want a copy of the CD should contact the ASYMCA.

Gallo pointed out that little things matter the most to servicemembers when they're deployed -- letters from loved ones, phone calls home, and distractions such as books, magazines and music to take their minds off the distance that separates them from home.

Individuals wishing to support the program can purchase copies of the CDs to be sent to troops at

The Send a CD to a Soldier program "lets soldiers know they're not forgotten," Gallo said.

Related Sites:

Send a CD to a Soldier

Armed Services YMCA

America Supports You

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: america; cds; country; free; getting; music; servicemembers; supports; you

1 posted on 07/13/2006 4:39:10 PM PDT by SandRat
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Supporting the Troops

2 posted on 07/13/2006 4:39:39 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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I think its safe to say the troops wont be getting any Dixie Chicks CD's.

3 posted on 07/13/2006 5:13:35 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: sgtbono2002

I dunno, they might get a kick out of a case of Dixie Chick CD's, a 12ga. and a few boxes of 7 1/2's or 8's.

4 posted on 07/13/2006 5:43:19 PM PDT by magslinger (Crusade, what happens when enough Christians have enough jihad.)
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To: sgtbono2002

I was thinking the same thing! LOL!

5 posted on 07/13/2006 5:44:20 PM PDT by IAGreywolf ("When you're putting down this Country, Hoss, you're walking on the fight'n side of me!")
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