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Tampa Benefit Concert - Supports Our Soldiers Featured

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Many think our troops are returning home and that the war is over. To the contrary, there are still 101,000 troops in Afghanistan alone. While approximately 30,000 of them are scheduled to be withdrawn by December of 2012, which will still leave close to 70,000 men and women in an increasingly dangerous war zone.

The University of South Florida, in collaboration with Student Veterans Association and Circle K International are coordinating the “Remember Our Heroes Concert and Field Day” charity event on Sept. 8th 2012 to benefit the nonprofit organization, Soldiers Angels and therein the military personnel serving overseas and their families.

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“Unfortunately support for those who are currently deployed is diminishing here in the United States”, as was brought to the attention of Benefit Coordinator Lauren Golino during an email discussion with a deployed soldier. “As I explained to the soldier that we were trying to bring musicians to perform at our event, he replied, ‘no one is going to fly across the country for us…people hate us.’ He went on to say that a woman spat on him in the Austin airport.”

“People do still care”, Lauren proudly reported, “Nashville recording artists Jared Ashley and Logan Mize have agreed to donate their time and perform a charity concert.”

Fittingly, the Remember Our Heroes Benefit Concert & Field Day is scheduled the Saturday before September 11th, commencing with a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks 11 years ago.

The Field Day consisting of a variety of fun-packed activities: a mechanical bull, dunk tank, military obstacle course, tug-of-war between fraternities and sororities, foam party, etc. will be followed by the benefit concert.

Open to all, the event will be held at the University of South Florida Tampa Campus. Tickets are being sold online at http://rememberourheroes.eventbrite.com/

As was urged by Laruen Golino, “September 11th 2001 was one of the saddest days in our countries history. The students at the University of South Florida are planning this event to make sure that they are never forgotten, and so that the brave men and women overseas are acknowledged as well. It is our hope that the entire community can come together and show their support for this great cause.”

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