Sunday, November 11, 2018 | Greenville, SC
Gates open at 3:00 pm, and the event starts at 5:00 pm.
Come early to browse displays of military vehicles and get free haircuts by Great Clips!
The Charlie Daniels Band
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 80, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children, and others in need.
Over the course of his career, Charlie has received numerous accolades, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was presented the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a BMI Icon in recognition of his songwriting. He also received a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.
The CDB performed 100+ concert dates in 2017, including performances on the Grand Ole Opry and will perform another full concert schedule in 2018. “I love what I do,” says Charlie of his 60-plus years in the music business. “I look forward to entertaining people. When show time gets here, I’m ready to go, ready to go play for them. It’s a labor of love. I just thank God I make a living at what I enjoy doing.”
For more information on The Charlie Daniels Band, visit www.charliedaniels.com and engage with him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Warbirds Flyover Team
“Ladies and gentlemen, performing today’s aerial tribute is The Warbirds Flyover Team. Specializing in precision formation, The Warbirds are led by former Naval Carrier aviator and combat veteran, Hank Gibson of Jacksonville, Florida. A Naval Academy graduate, he flew the A-7 Corsair and FA-18 Hornet strike aircraft and has arrested landings aboard 7 different aircraft carriers. Now a corporate pilot, Hank and his team perform National Anthem flyovers for the NFL, NCAA, NASCAR, PGA and other corporate entities and Veteran’s groups.
Team members are all veterans of the uniformed services and truly understand the dedication and sacrifice that our men and women are making daily worldwide.
Flying the post-World War II Nanchang CJ-6 and YAK-52, the popular radial engine powered military trainers which we call the “trophies of the Cold War” make the crowd pleasing distinctive rumble of yesteryear and make a terrific formation platform.
Today we celebrate the freedom of flight and honor all of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our great nation and way of life. The other pilots today are Richard Langer from Ocala, Florida – Jimmy Burke from Lawrenceville, Ga – Matt Lazar from Carrolton, GA and Wayne Altman from Savannah, GA.
Special Forces Association Parachute Team
To provide a nucleus of professional parachutists who are highly trained and equipped to perform freefall parachute demonstrations in support of local and national venues. The team consists of active duty military, retired military, and includes current Department of Defense support elements. Our main emphasis is to enhance the image and heritage of the US Army Special Forces, past and future. We are a first come first serve team. The team is a 501 (C) (19) nonprofit tax exempt organization.