Preacher said he died too young
Over there totin’ that gun
One look at the lyrics to Brantley Gilbert’s “One Hell of an Amen”, and you’ll get a pretty good idea of how he feels about armed forces personnel both past and present.
In fact, there aren’t many artists who are more outspoken in their support of Veterans. Heading into Remembrance Day weekend here in Canada, and Veteran’s Day weekend down in the States, I figured this was the perfect time to share the video below.
Last year on this very weekend, Brantley partnered with Polaris and Disabled Army Veterans, a US charity that empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity, to give a handful of Veterans and their families some new ATVs to make their Holiday a special one.
Brantley also shared the emotional story behind “One Hell of an Amen” and performed the song acoustically for the group. Check it out below!
Another example of what Brantley has meant to many of these Veteran’s down in the US came back in 2015. On a Wounded Warrior Project sponsored motorcycle ride, Gilbert was given an incredible gift of appreciation from Justin Patterson, a Veteran of 5 tours with the US Army.
Emotional stuff, hey?
Any words I can write here seem insignificant…but to those that have served, or currently serve, to maintain our freedoms and keep us safe, thank you so much.
Show your respect! A list of Remembrance Day ceremonies around Edmonton can be found here.