September 11th Memorial Concert: Live From Afghanistan
Dear LTC (ret.) Brown,
Though we have never officially met, I wanted to send you an email regarding an event The Graffiti of War Project, StageIt, CAMMO Music and our non-profit partners are planning for the observance of the 10th anniversary of September 11th. Since Soldier of Fortune has quite an extensive network of subscribers and I can only imagine your contacts, I thought you might know of those who would be interested in this event and perhaps your magazine would have an interest in the story. I have also attached our most recent press release regarding the upcoming concert for your review. The upcoming anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the war in Iraq and, specifically, the war in Afghanistan will be heavy on the hearts and minds of Americans and the rest of the world.
With that in mind, The Graffiti of War Project is teaming up with StageIt, an online music venue, and the new musical sensation that is sweeping the internet, Combat Medic Zac Charles, for a memorial concert live from Afghanistan. We are working with CAMMO Music and other organizations to add veteran, military and civilian musicians to open for Zac's performance in an all-day event.
The purpose of this Memorial Concert is to raise the public's awareness of the Project, the upcoming gallery tour and the non-profit organizations with which we are partnered. GoW also wants to showcase the talents of the U.S.’s military men and women through Zac Charles's headline show. What better way to remember this sad day for the Nation than to commemorate the day with a concert from where it all began, Afghanistan.
Being that all of us are either veterans, service members or military family members we need all the help we can get in spreading the word about the concert to individuals, military members and national media organizations as well as celebrities that want to perform or those who want to participate in our "shout-out" program which will feature pre-recorded shout-outs to our military members still serving in harm’s way.
Col. Brown, I know that I have taken up quite a bit of your time with this email, so I will close with this, this Project and our partners are determined and dedicated to showcasing the benefits and viability of music and art therapy and we hope you will share in our vision to increase America's awareness of the impending mental health epidemic that our Nation faces due to the decade of conflict our military members have endured. Thank you so much for your time and I hope to hear from you very soon as time is of the essence.
Jaeson “Doc” Parsons
Director, Project Operations
The Graffiti of War Project