Musicians Darryl Worley and Billy Lawson are teaming up for a Veterans Day concert at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia.
The Monday, Nov. 11 concert raises money to send military veterans to Washington, D.C. The concert is organized by the City of Tuscumbia and Mayor Kerry Underwood.
The concert starts at 6 p.m. Pre-concert activities begin at 4:30 p.m. A fireworks show follows the concert. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com and at the gate on the day of the concert.
According to promoters, the trips to Washington are administered by Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that assists veterans. The group focuses on helping World War II and disabled veterans visit military monuments in the Washington, D.C. area.
Underwood said he came up with the idea for the concert while visiting Washington and seeing a group of elderly veterans touring military monuments during an Honor Flight event.
“There were people lined up in a victory line for the veterans, who were in wheelchairs,” Underwood said. “As the veterans were pushed through the victory line, everyone was cheering for them and hugging them and thanking them for their service. It was very touching. I immediately thought I have to do something to help this organization.”
Underwood said the concert is going to be awesome. “It’s going to be fun and a great way to honor and help our veterans.”
Concert goers should take a lawn chair or a blanket. Concessions will be available. Underwood plans to make the Veterans Day concerts an annual event in Tuscumbia.