MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 7, 2013

VA Med Center sets Valentine event


— For the third consecutive year, the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will treat Veterans and their families to a free Valentines for Veterans Concert.

Country music artist Aaron Tippin will headline this year’s concert, which be held Thursday at the Muskogee Civic Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and will include a pre-concert ceremony at 6:45 p.m. to honor Veterans. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is open to the public and tickets will not be issued or required at the entrance.

Tippin’s first single “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” cracked the Top 10 of charts in 1991 and his single “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With the Radio” was number one for three weeks in 1992. In 2000, he landed another number one hit with “Kiss This” which was co-written by his wife, Thea. Following the 9/11 attacks, Tippin’s “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” hit number two on the music charts.

The concert is one of 17 concerts being held at VA medical centers nationwide as part of VA’s annual National Salute to Veteran Patients. The purpose of the National Salute is to pay tribute and express appreciation to Veterans, increase community awareness of the role of the VA medical center and encourage citizens to visit hospitalized Veterans and to become involved as volunteers.

Information: Greg Sorenson, (918) 577-3621.