• December 29, 2014

3-day event to honor military members

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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:30 am

Fort Hood service members can get free tickets to Austin’s RedFest today.

Circuit of the Americas and Jeff Foxworthy are teaming up to give military members of Fort Hood and Camp Mabry access to the three-day event on Memorial Day weekend.

A big focus of the weekend will be paying tribute to U.S. military members and their families and honoring the sacrifices they’ve made in service of their country, according to a news release.

The tickets donation is valued at $700,000.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to U.S. servicemen and women for fighting to protect the day-to-day freedoms all Americans enjoy,” said RedFest co-founder and grand marshal Jeff Foxworthy. “Soldiers and their families sacrifice so much to protect us, and we continue to see the toll modern-day military service takes on individuals. The recent shootings at Fort Hood in Texas demonstrate our continued need to focus on the health and well-being of military members both overseas and here at home.”

Service members can pick up vouchers that can be exchanged for RedFest tickets on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last (maximum of four vouchers per individual).

Active-duty personnel, including Reservists and National Guard members, and military veterans with a valid military ID, VA card or DD-214 must show the ID when picking up vouchers and when exchanging vouchers for tickets at the festival.

Local service members can pick up vouchers from 6 to 10 p.m. today at the Granger Smith Boot Walk Concert at Wild Country, 390 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights.

Smith’s concert will feature Cody Bryan Band, Kimberly Dunn, Josh Grider, Brian Keane, Aces Up and William Clark Green. Tickets are free with a military ID, or $15 at the door. For more information on Smith’s concert, go to bootwalk.com.

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