So, Memorial Day is fast upon us--and while I'm heartily all for encouraging barbecues, 3-day getaways, and general relaxation, here's something easy and uplifting that you can do to honor the spirit of the holiday this weekend.
The Grammy-winning upstarts in the Zac Brown Band, who spent last month on a USO/Armed Forces tour entertaining the troops, have teamed up with Dodge Ram Trucks to launch a special campaign saluting our men and women in uniform. Called "Letters For Lyrics," the premise is simple--write a letter to a soldier, and bring it in to your local Ram dealership (or a ZBB show). In return, you'll receive a free compilation CD, Breaking Southern Ground, which includes new songs from ZBB and other artists on Zac's label.
The campaign, which launched earlier this month, has already resulted in more than 25,000 letters submitted for our soldiers stationed around the world. However, the band has set a goal of collecting a whopping 1 million letters. Sound crazy? Well, they are pretty sure that, with your help, this can be achieved.
It's a fact--your letters really do bring happiness and hope to those serving our country far away from family and friends. So, before you throw a burger on the grill, crack open a brew, or hit the road for your long weekend--grab a pen and paper and tell a soldier "thanks." It only takes a few minutes!
You can get more information on the Letters For Lyrics campaign here, as well as see an exclusive documentary of the Zac Brown Band on tour in the Persian Gulf.
Have a fun holiday!
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