This holiday weekend, we take the time to acknowledge how hard our men and women in uniform work for our country. Meanwhile, country star Trace Adkins is taking time to work hard for them! All week long, he's been busy entertaining at various Memorial Day-related events designed to honor our troops.
On Wednesday, Adkins was in New York City as part of Fleet Week, where he went on board the U.S.S. Wasp and met the ship's crew. He then gave a free concert for sailors at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.
The following day, he performed the National Anthem to kick off the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's 21st annual "Salute to Freedom" dinner, following that up with yet another performance for those present.
Finally, on Sunday, Adkins will be one of the featured performers at the National Memorial Day Concert, which will air live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol starting at 8 p.m. ET. The annual event will also include artists Natalie Cole and Daughtry, as well as a host of TV/film stars, and be sent to troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.
This isn't the first time Adkins has stepped up to say thanks to our armed forces. He's performed a remarkable seven USO tours overseas, and was awarded the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society last October.
Happy Memorial Day, and a big thanks to all of those who serve or have served our country!
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