Governor Recognizes Songs4Soldiers

On August 14, 2016, at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois, Songs4Soldiers was awarded the 2016 Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Business Appreciation Award. Governor Bruce Rauner presented the award during a "Veterans Day at the Fair" ceremony.  Thank you to every single donor, sponsor and volunteer who support our mission.  We could not do this without you!

National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic

The Summer Sports Clinic offers adaptive sports to veterans dealing with a variety of injuries, such as traumatic brain injury and polytrauma, spinal cord injury, loss of limb or PTSD.  This week long event offers adventure sports and recreational activities such as sailing, surfing, track and field events, kayaking and cycling.  Veterans from all over the country participate in this event held in San Diego, California.  The purpose [...]

We Want Your Photos

Would you like to have a picture of a veteran from your family (past or present) shown at this years Songs4Soldiers event? Please email a High Resolution JPEG to

Memorial Day Surprise

Songs4Soldiers celebrates Memorial Day with Army veteran on Fox 2 News Memorial Day is a special day to not only remember our fallen brothers and sisters in arms, but to CELEBRATE them!!! That is what they would want us to do... On May 30, 2016, Dustin and one of our veteran friends visited John Pertzborn on Fox 2 News in the Morning where we surprised her with a day [...]

BareHands Crossfit Maupin WOD

On Sunday, April 3, 2016, BareHands Crossfit hosted the annual Maupin - Hero Workout Challenge in honor of the late SSG Matt Maupin.  All proceeds from this event were donated to the Matt Maupin Scholarship Fund which was created in his memory to help young people get an education.  You can find out more about the Matt Maupin Scholarship Fund at Maupin Story from Songs4Soldiers on Vimeo.

Songs4Soldiers Surprises Air Force Veteran with New Car

Songs4Soldiers surprises Air Force veteran with a new car on Fox 2 News This morning, John Pertzborn and Randi Naughton were present as Songs4Soldiers and George Weber Chevrolet teamed up to present a veteran with a surprise gift. With a recent string of bad luck, David, an Air Force veteran, went from having two vehicles to zero vehicles. Obviously he needs a car for work in order to [...]

2015 Concert Photos

View photos from the 3rd annual Songs4Soldiers Benefit Concert. (Photos courtesy of Matt Munsell) Click here to view photos.

2015 Parade Photos

Check out photos with our 2015 float in the three local parades. Be on the look out for us during the 2016 parade season, or come join us and walk with our float!  Columbia Daze Parade is on August 20, 2016.  The Waterloo Homecoming Parade is on August 27, 2016.  The final parade will be the Millstadt Labor Day Parade on September 3rd.

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