Nashville Music Medics and a new Outreach

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Posted By: Sam English
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, Mar 26 2024


Nashville Music Medics Begin a New Outreach

Friday, 22 March, was the start of what could develop into a new singing partnership between the Nashville Music Medics and the Tennessee Veterans Administration. Over the last several years the Medics have tried to sing for our heroes but were unable due to scheduling issues and lack of contacts at the VA. This may have come to an end!

A couple of these veterans and our hostess for the day, Linsey Hearn, had seen a local television broadcast of our program earlier this year and a contact was established!

Ten of our Nashville Music Medics made their way to the Tennessee VA Campus and provided the story of our musical outreach to a delighted staff and thankful crowd of veterans.
We even brought four veterans with us, wearing our blue scrubs and singing! Among the Nashville Music Medics we represent service in the Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force.


                                                                                                                                Photo credit: Linsey Hearn
There were plenty of smiles, a few tears, and plenty of singing-along during our program designed to tell our Nashville Music Medics story and history. We even slipped in a few of our famous Dad Jokes. They really bombed ——- (See what I said there!) As we finished, we made sure we stopped and shook the hand of every veteran in the room, thanked them for their service, and told them we hoped to see them again soon.

One of the wonderful bright spots was a late-arriving 96-year-old veteran, Bobby, accompanied by two staff members. They had missed the full program but our No Green Bananas quartet stepped up and created some bright eyes and broad smiles giving him a personal up close encore with “The Name (Bobby) Song”!

                                             Our Veterans: Sam, Paul, Tom, Dave

                   Another great day for the Nashville Music Medics  

 Submitted by Wayne Jackson and Sam English for The Nashville Music Medics