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Military Honored With Special Show At The Grand Ole Opry

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Military Honored With Special Show At The Grand Ole Opry

CREATED May 21, 2014
by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Members of the military attended a special show in their honor Tuesday night at the Grand Ole Opry.

They arrived in style to the beat of a drum band, and walked a red carpet into the iconic music venue.

"I mean there are officers, privates, sailors, Marines, Army and Air Force. It's kind of cool seeing them all here tonight, it's cool to be an ambassador to welcome them here to the Opry," said country music artist Lee Greenwood.

Artist Darryl Worley performed for the members of the military. He said it is an honor to take part in shows like the one at the Opry Tuesday night.

"There's thousands of them that are laying it on the line everyday, it gives guys like myself a chance to say thanks back to them," Worley said.

Opry member John Conlee was first to perform at the show. He said nights like this one are important to keep patriotism alive and well in America.

"It'll be a reminder to folks that we have to hold our flag up and appreciate it, or we'll lose," according to Conlee.

The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band also performed on the Opry stage. The sang the classic "Wagon Wheel" with the legendary Ricky Skaggs.

The Grand Ole Opry provided complimentary tickets to all the members of the military and their families.

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