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  • Honoring Charlie Daniels

    by Representative Jim Cooper

    Posted on 2013-02-14

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    COOPER of tennessee in the house of representatives Thursday, February 14, 2013 Mr. COOPER. Mr. Speaker I rise today to pay tribute to Charlie Daniels, a Tennessean who, through his dedication to supporting our military, has touched the lives of countless servicemembers, veterans and their families.



    As an American entertainer, he needs no introduction. As an advocate for our military, he has no equal. Daniels unites his devotion to those serving our country with his passion for music by visiting our troops wherever they may be stationed around the world to perform concerts at military bases.

    In recent years, he has teamed with Lipscomb University in Nashville to salute those who serve through his annual ``Scholarship for Heroes'' tour. This concert raises awareness and funds for Lipscomb University's Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program, through which the university offers a tuition-free college education to post-9/11 veterans. His support has helped the school grow its veteran student attendance from 10 to 182 in just over three years.

    Today, I join the citizens of my district in honoring Charlie Daniels for his tireless commitment to honoring those who serve and working to ensure that though freedom isn't free, an education for our veterans should be.

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