God Bless our American Veterans

 —  July 19, 2014 — 16 Comments

Dad recently did a PSA for the homeless veterans in America. Production crews set up cameras on the bus before the concert, and the Redheaded Stranger asked that everyone open their hearts to our many homeless vets. A highly decorated Viet Nam veteran, who was also a fan, had given Dad this well worn, heavy medal hat to wear in honor of all those who have served our country with honor and pride. God Bless our American veterans and please support them when you can. They have already supported you.

Veterans PSA

16 responses to God Bless our American Veterans

  1. I’ve helped a few already

  2. martha english July 21, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    hello to willie and thanksa million for your interest in our wonderfull heros,, veterans lobve you all the big willie family

  3. Wilma Vick-McDaniel July 21, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Willie wears that hat well maybe it will make a few people give money or time to a real Veteran in in need. I am married to a Vietnam vet who has PTSD it is real he gets help at the VA but many are like him didn’t want to go for help.

  4. My brother was a helicopter pilot and he was killed in Vietnam. I have tried to honor his memory and supported many causes such as the Wall and Vietnam Museum in Texas. But as I read about our homeless vets, I realize that his ordeal is over and many of our vets are still suffering the consequences of having honored their country’s call. I guess we should be thinking of them at least as much as those that gave all, as they may have given as much or more.

  5. USA USA USA Thank you to our Military.

  6. We as veterans appreciate all Willie has done thru the years in supporting not only the vets, but also our active troop .He makes us all proud for his support for homeless vets, and feel he will continue in the future.

  7. irene pelarde July 21, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    love the hat. my husband is a veteran from the war in viet nam from 1964 to 1968 and is very upset about some of our veteran are homeless and no place to go and very upset about what is going on in the world.

  8. I’m sure all military veterans appreciate your efforts on behalf of those who are homeless. I salute you!

    an 81-year-old military veteran….Stilwell, KS.

  9. Willie,
    Thank you so much for making a difference in so many lives & reminding America what we should be about as we have lost so much respect by thinking about ourselves first & others second! You are the icon of what America use to be about & what America should be about again as so many have forgotten. God Bless our soldiers & their families!

  10. Rob Colabella July 22, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Thank you Willie for supporting our Veterans!
    I am a Vietnam Vet with PTSD, and when I read articles like this, It gives me such satisfaction to know how much the real AMERICAn spirit lies in your heart & soul. God Bless you and your family.


  11. god bless willie from a vietnam vet

  12. Linda Merchant July 22, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    M.R.Nelson u have done more for our veteran’s then a whole lotta other’s even ‘think’ of doing.god bless you for all the long hours of music,bennifits,parades and all around support.My husband was in Viet Nam for 4 years as a ‘door gunner’,when he came home people were spitting on him,now they shake his hand.Not only is he a great man but a very careing man,he has been takng on my fight with lung cancer.without him I would of died.we’re still fighting the cancer day by day.my one “bucket list’thing is to see you in Deadwood S.D. this August.haven’t gotton the tickets yet,but pray this week I will be well enough to get them.I’m taking him to see one of his favorite singer’s.you.God BLESS YOU,and hope to see you at DEADWOOD.S.D.

  13. I’m a 100 %, differently abled, Bi-Polar Vietnam vet.. I have seen Willie many times around Utah and sadly, have never met him. I saw him in a suit in the early sixties on the Ed Sullivan show and I had just started to play guitar. He has been a great inspiration in my life and music and I sing and play many of his tunes. In March he made one of my wishes come true. He signed my Fender 12 string and I had the privalige of being up front and center. His new album, Band of Brothers is one of his best.. Keep on truckin Willie; Maybe one day we’ll meet and kick out a few out; Love you brother, Dougy T, in Emery….. 🙂

  14. Thanks you Willie, you really are a stand up person and you take on the most worthwhile causes. I lost my first husband in Viet Nam and now live with a vet who got to come home. I learn much from him and his dedication to his military brothers. He is okay, well kind of, with a smile. Thank you Willie for your principals. Yes, all gave some. We should too!

  15. Willie,
    I am a US Navy Vietnam vet who lost two good buddies over there. They are Always On My Mind. Thanks for all you and Merle do for our vets.

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