WASHINGTON and TRUMBULL, Conn., July 7, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Remember September, an acoustic rock band from Trumbull, Connecticut, has been invited to perform its second special benefit concert as part of the Wounded Warrior Project at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 8th, at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. according to band manager, John Schod.
The outdoor event, which will be held for wounded soldiers, their families, and the staff at the hospital is "the band's tribute to the brave women and men who put their lives on the line in Iraq and Afghanistan," Schod said. "The concert will be sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project, an international, non-profit group which raises money to assist veterans with food, shelter, clothing, medical and education."
Remember September is using all of its summer shows as drop-offs for get-well cards and gift certificates for struggling military families.
"These wounded veterans are fighting a daily battle to reconstruct their lives now that they have returned home," Schod stated. "We know we can't give them back the lives they had, but we believe that music has the universal power to help rebuild their spirit.
"We're so excited to have the opportunity to return again to this special place and provide an afternoon of music and fellowship to our soldiers and their families."
Lead singer Jay Schod added, "The hospital is very excited about us coming back again this year. I have written a special song, 'Do You Remember,' as a tribute to the children of our fallen heroes. It will be a bonus track on our upcoming CD, 'Can't Fix My Fixations,' which will be available around July 15th.
"In addition, we have created a new Remember September tee shirt that commemorates the Walter Reed Benefit Concert. We'll be selling the shirts at all of our summer concerts on the East Coast and through www.myspace.com/rememberseptember."
About Remember September
After nearly 4 years, Remember September's reputation as a quality original act is becoming more well known from New England through the Mid-Atlantic states where they have played more than 300 shows over their brief history. Accomplishments include:
Walter Reed Medical Center CT Amphitheatre w/Chicago (in D.C.) 2008 The Bitter w/The Spin Doctors Durham Fair w/.38 Special Legendary CBGB's - The last week Hard Rock Cafe in Boston & Foxwoods Fairfield Theatre's "Hottest New 42nd Jerry Lewis Telethon Talent" Toads' Place w/Johnny Winter & AWB Keene (NH) State Pumpkin Festival
Remember September has been honored to perform with several legendary bands in front of thousands of fans, who have shown a warm appreciation for our music. These acts include: Chicago, .38 Special, Average White Band, Johnny Winter, Randy Travis, Steve Vai, Vertical Horizon/Keith Kane, The Spin Doctors, Stroke 9 and Ari Hest.
Remember September John Schod (203) 333-8300 x302 Steven Gaynes Communications Steven Gaynes (203) 767-6645