With the recent ten year anniversary of 9-11, Bands for
Freedom Foundation has created a newly designed wristband to help remember
those who died, and those who have fought and continue to fight the war on
terror. All Bands for Freedom proceeds after admin and
manufacturing costs go to Stars for Stripes and the Armed Forces Relief
Foundations to benefit our troops and their families.
Welcome to Stars
For the past 10 years, Stars for Stripes has co-produced with MWR, MNC-I,
USAREUR and AFE, more than 50 tours entertaining our troops deployed to remote
locations overseas. Top name entertainers including Charlie Daniels,
Richard Marx, Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town, Aaron Tippin, Chely Wright, Karri
Turner, Dave Price, Craig Morgan, Jim McMahon, Kevin Butler, Dierks
Bentley, Diamond Rio, Trick Pony, Mark Wills, the Bellamy Brothers, D.B.
Sweeney, Bo Bice and Darryl Worley and many others have generously donated their
time and talents in support of our military men and women deployed overseas.
Additionally, Stars for Stripes has partnered with numerous military support
organizations in sponsoring fundraising events throughout the United States on a
regular basis. In 2005 and 2006, the organization has been
instrumental in shipping more than 20,000 Christmas stockings to troops in
Afghanistan and Iraq.
Deployment in harmís way is not a new phenomenon. The United States has
had troops stationed in foreign areas of conflict for decades and will, in all
likelihood, for decades to come. Citizens serving in our military perform an
often thankless task in difficult conditions. Their families are subjected
to long absences, frequent moves and many times must learn to adapt to the
culture and language of foreign postings.
Stars for Stripes celebrity tours improve the morale and general welfare of our
U. S. Military personnel and promote patriotism and civic pride among the troops
and the general public. An infusion of U.S. culture and entertainment for
the troops while they are stationed abroad is an important tie to their heritage
and culture and is intended to raise strong feelings of patriotism and an
appreciation for their homeland. By raising awareness of the troopsí
sacrifices and contributions, we are reminded of the American values for which
the troops are deployed and the importance of these values throughout the world.
Our nationís commitments are many and that load is shouldered by a proud and
selfless few. We cannot repay their sacrifices or truly compensate them for
their dedication. We can, however, honor them with a glimpse of life back home,
with entertainment and with our mere presence, if only for a short while.
Support organizations for military veterans vastly outnumber those serving
active duty troops. Stars for Stripes strives to reach out to the brave men and
women on todayís front lines while also partnering and offering support to
numerous veteranís and wounded soldiers organizations.
Rock band, FILTER
Country singer Joe Nichols
Actress Karri Turner and Dave Price from CBS'
The Early Show
Country singer AaronTippin
STRIPES IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR ITS PUBLICATION,
STARS AND STRIPES.
STARS FOR STRIPES IS A NON-PROFIT, 501(c)(3)