Craig Morgan honors fallen veterans at Memorial Day concert
Craig Morgan was part of a moving evening honoring our brave men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The country singer was among several artists who performed during the National Memorial Day Concert special on Sunday, May 29 on PBS.
Morgan – an Army veteran himself – chose to sing one of his own songs, “The Father, My Son and the Holy Ghost”. The song is the first track from his latest album, God, Family, Country, and Morgan is its sole author. It’s a moving tribute to her late son Jerry, who died in a tragic drowning accident in 2016.
His powerful performance begins at 1:04:07.
Other performers included Pia Toscano, Alfie Boe, Rhiannon Giddens, Norm Lewis and the National Symphony Orchestra. Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise hosted the 33rd annual event, with appearances from Dennis Haysbert, Jean Smart, Lia Salonga, Mary McCormack and Yellowstone actor Gil Birmingham.
Morgan’s performance comes shortly after his induction into the American Field Artillery Hall of Fame. The “Almost Home” singer was honored alongside several other Field Artillery service members at Fort Sill, Okla., where he was previously stationed. He shares details of his time in the service in his upcoming memoir God, family country: soldier, singer, husband, dad – There is much more for me, which is scheduled for release on September 27.
As a passionate and lifelong supporter of the military, Morgan chose Operation Finally Home as his charity during his stint on the CBS reality series, beyond the edge. He and other celebrities have been challenged to survive in the jungles of Panama to raise money for charity. Morgan presented the nonprofit with a check for $100,000, with Monster Energy kicking out $30,000. Operation Finally Home strives to provide homes and home modifications for veterans and first responders.
Morgan has also partnered with the charity for an upcoming tour in 2022. The Operation Finally Home Hosts “God, Family, Country” Tour with Craig Morgan Tour runs from October 19 to November 11. Ray Fulcher will join him on the hike.
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