Confederate Railroad arrives at Henderson for POW Memorial Benefit
One of country music’s most popular bands will travel to western Kentucky this summer to honor those who stood up for our country and never returned home.
Confederate Railroad will play a benefit show in Henderson
The Atlanta, GA natives, Confederate Railroad head to the Henderson County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 24 (2022) for the “Rocking for Heroes” show to raise money for a POW memorial project which will be built on the exhibition grounds.
Rodney Bond with Hosp Veterans Outreach, Inc., is not only the man putting on the show, but the man leading the construction of the memorial. I recently spoke with Rodney on the phone and he told me that the memorial will feature the names of all known POWs, which no other memorial in the country does. Based on the artist’s rendering below, the granite memorial will feature three walls, with three sections each listing the names of those missing in action on the front and back, complete with the official POW/MIA logo as the centerpiece of the middle wall. . The memorial will also feature built-in benches for visitors to sit on as they pay their respects to those held captive by foreign countries as well as those who went into battle but never returned and are presumed borne disappeared.
In addition to headliners, Confederate Railroad, the show is also expected to feature a number of local artists who will take to the stage throughout the day. I imagine once they hit the stage, we’ll have all of our Confederate Railroad favorites, including the lead single from their self-titled debut album, “She Took It Like a Man.”
Doors to the show open at noon and Confederate Railroad is scheduled to take the stage at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $20 in advance. That price jumps to $30 at the door the day of the show. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the All Peddler Flea Market behind Audubon Chrysler in Henderson and online through the Hosp. KY Veterans Awareness website.
[Source: Hosp-KY Veterans Outreach, Inc.]
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