Band Together for Veterans – 9/11 Tribute
By Charlie Wuth
BandTogether for Veterans, a fundraising group for veterans sponsored by JSJBF, participated in a fundraising event organized by chapter 12 of Vietnam Veterans of America. The event was hosted by Ocean County Music Academy, 619 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach on September 11, 2021.
The event began with a moment of silence for those fallen on 9/11, followed by recognition awards to individuals who work tirelessly for veteran’s causes, and culminating in music provided by four all-vet (and family)bands, i.e., LZ Jersey, Guilty Dog, Scott Brandt, and Pete Custod.
The bands provided excellent entertainment and some members of the audience got up to “cut a rug” as the toe tapping and driving beats of these musicians raised the spirits of those in attendance.
The money raised by Vietnam of America, supports their philanthropic efforts to provide aid and assistance for homeless veterans and veterans with medical care needs, and to raise the awareness and economic support of veterans in our community.