Sean Hannity and Oliver North held their 6th annual “FREEDOM CONCERT” at Six Flags in New Jersey.
So far these concerts have provided over $2.5 million in college scholarships for children who’s parent was killed or disabled while serving their country.
I found my spot in front of the stage and I was getting situated with my 3 signs and this young guy, (red shirt above) came over and said, “Do you want help with your signs?” I said, “Yes, I want to walk around with them, would you do that with me? His name is Bobby and it turns out he’s a Midshipman at the US Naval Academy, Class of 2012. He’s from Florida. I told him I am friends with Freddy Eissler’s family and he said, “I knew Freddy”. He told me he visits Freddy’s grave often. We formed a quick friendship and we started at one end of the stadium and walked in front of each section and all the people would stand up and clap and cheer. Our signs said, “THANK YOU MILITARY FAMILIES”, “THANK YOU US TROOPS” and “VICTORY IS THE ANSWER”. You can see a picture of us from Hannity’s website below.
Above, I saw this shirt and got into a conversation with this “Proud Army Mom”, her name is Chris and her son, Corey, is in Iraq right now. Chris and her husband brought 2 of Corey’s 3 sisters to the concert. It’s always a thrill to meet the families and tell them how much we appreciate their sacrifice.
Here’s Army Major Scott Willens, he’s an Iraq veteran and is currently assigned to Ft Detrick . He’s got a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) and a PhD and a fantastic singing voice. He sang the National Anthem earlier.
A “Sold Out – Standing Room Only” crowd of 17,000 patriots showed up to see Lee Greenwood, Charlie Daniels, Michael W. Smith, and Billy Ray Cyrus. The loudest ovations were for WABC’s Mark Levin , Curtis Sliwa, and Ollie North from FOX News. And the best part was when we all stood, shoulder-to-shoulder, and sang along with Lee Greenwood singing of “God Bless The USA”.
Sean Hannity tossed a bunch of minature red, white, and blue footballs to the crowd. I was lucky enough to catch one and gave it to a kid next to me, a 9th grader from Toms River.
The show includes many great acts, but the best part is meeting all these great Americans from around the country. Including these 2 Vietnam Vets (below). Welcome Home!
At the end of the concert, Billy Ray Cyrus sang, “Some Gave All” to the parents of a Marine hero who died trying to save the life a fellow Marine in Iraq, Ollie North stood with them, tears in everyone’s eyes.
Going to the Freedom Concert has become a highlight of my year. It’s the next best thing to heaven, being surrounded by thousands of patriotic citizens, troops, and military families.
Well done to Sean Hannity, and Oliver North for giving us a chance to help raise money for the families of our greatest patriots.
See more pictures from Sean Hannity’s Website HERE.