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Steven Curtis Chapman would like to honor your loved one who lost their life serving

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This Memorial Day, Steven Curtis Chapman wants to do something to honor those who gave their life in the line of duty, and he's asking for your help.

He's creating a lyric video and would like you to send a photo of a person you'd like to honor to be in it. But do it quickly, he'll need it today. You can email him the picture at sccsalute@gmail.com, or tag your social media posts using the tag #sccsalute.

Here's the letter he wrote to fans:  

Hey everybody! You may remember a little over a year ago I wrote a song called "We Remember" for Veteran’s Day inspired by my Grandpa Rubel Rudd, a great man who received a Purple Heart medal for his service in World War II. I shared it on my Facebook page as an opportunity to remember and honor those who gave their lives in service to our country and their families who paid such a great price. I had so many people ask me how they could get a recording of that song that I’ve decided to make it available on Memorial Day this year. As a way to further honor those who gave their lives for our country and to allow you an opportunity to say “thank you” and honor them, I wanted to create a video that I'd love you to help me with. If you have a family member who gave their life in service to our country, I'd love if you'd be willing to share a photo that I could put in a video montage. It could be a picture of them, a picture of you holding their picture, or even a picture of you and your family “honoring and remembering them” in some special way…perhaps a picture of you at their memorial or grave site -whatever feels like a special way to honor them.My Grandpa, who didn’t lose his life in service but lost all of the men in his platoon when he was injured by a grenade, made it back to Kentucky but brought home pieces of shrapnel in his body, deep sadness, and very hard memories that he courageously carried to his grave a few years ago. Thankfully he is fully whole and free now that he is at home with the Lord, and I can’t wait to see him again. In the meantime, I think it’s good for us to remember that “freedom isn’t free”, and to take the opportunities when we have them to remember what it cost. So if you’d like to send a picture, I’d love to have a video to share with you on Memorial Day along with a recording of my song “We Remember” that I recorded live at Sam's Place at The Ryman Auditorium.

Here's how you can share your photos with me: either email it to me at sccsalute@gmail.com, or tag your social media posts using the tag #sccsalute. (We will be collecting photos through this coming Tuesday) Thanks in advance for sharing these memories with me, friends.scc

 

Hey everybody! You may remember a little over a year ago I wrote a song called "We Remember" for Veteran’s Day inspired by my Grandpa Rubel Rudd, a great man who received a Purple Heart medal for his service in World War II. I shared it on my Facebook page as an opportunity to remember and honor those who gave their lives in service to our country and their families who paid such a great price. I had so many people ask me how they could get a recording of that song that I’ve decided to make it available on Memorial Day this year. As a way to further honor those who gave their lives for our country and to allow you an opportunity to say “thank you” and honor them, I wanted to create a video that I'd love you to help me with. If you have a family member who gave their life in service to our country, I'd love if you'd be willing to share a photo that I could put in a video montage. It could be a picture of them, a picture of you holding their picture, or even a picture of you and your family “honoring and remembering them” in some special way…perhaps a picture of you at their memorial or grave site -whatever feels like a special way to honor them. My Grandpa, who didn’t lose his life in service but lost all of the men in his platoon when he was injured by a grenade, made it back to Kentucky but brought home pieces of shrapnel in his body, deep sadness, and very hard memories that he courageously carried to his grave a few years ago. Thankfully he is fully whole and free now that he is at home with the Lord, and I can’t wait to see him again. In the meantime, I think it’s good for us to remember that “freedom isn’t free”, and to take the opportunities when we have them to remember what it cost. So if you’d like to send a picture, I’d love to have a video to share with you on Memorial Day along with a recording of my song “We Remember” that I recorded live at Sam's Place at The Ryman Auditorium. Here's how you can share your photos with me: either email it to me at sccsalute@gmail.com, or tag your social media posts using the tag #sccsalute. (We will be collecting photos through this coming Tuesday) Thanks in advance for sharing these memories with me, friends. scc

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May 19, 2017 at 7:13pm PDT

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