Join St. Andrew’s Legion on September 11th in Powhattan County for the USA Patriots’ Day Music Classic. This event will be hosted by Mr. Clyde Childress. For those of you that have been following the band Mr. Childress has put on an event the past two years. The first was on July 4th of 2008 and last year on Flag Day. The events that he puts together are always family friendly fare that help support the Virginia Wounded Warrior Fund. Mr. Childress is a retired and highly decorated Marine.
This years event is sure to have a little something for everyone from former America’s Got Talent Winner Kevin Skinner, Fighting Gravity’s Lead singer Schiavone McGee, bluegrass bands, the Ft. Rock Band and some pipe band you may have heard of as well. Oh wait did I forget to mention Charlie Daniels. That’s right Charlie Daniels will be headlining the event. For the full list of artists, directions and a complete list of vendor/entertainment please visit their site http://www.usapatriotsday.com/index.htm What race weekend you say. Come to this event first spend some time help a good cause then head to the race (if you still want to go). If you feel like you have to go to the race consider making a donation to the Virginia Wounded Warriors Fund. For information on how to donate download this brochure We look forward to seeing you all there and helping to support such a good cause.
For those of you wondering what Patriots Day is here is a quick blurb about it(via Wikipedia):
Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the 2,993 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. Most Americans refer to the day as “Nine-Eleven (9/11),” “September Eleventh,” or some variation thereof. U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71 was approved by a vote of 407-0 on October 25, 2001. It requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day.” President George W. Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18, 2001 (as Public Law 107-89). It is a discretionary day of remembrance. Initially, the day was called the Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. On September 4, 2002, President Bush used his authority created by the resolution and proclaimed September 11, 2002 as Patriot Day. On this day, the President directs that the American flag be flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments, home and abroad. The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 A.M. (Eastern Daylight Time), the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.