The show will run 7-10 pm on Monday, May 26, and is open to the public as well as the military community. The event will feature local military veteran-musicians, the debut screening of the tribute video, and a performance by Soul Track Mind.
The Remember Me tribute video includes photos and clips submitted by troops and families accompanying the band's song "Remember Me," which has drawn increasing appreciation from military audiences.
Nonprofit veterans' support group Military with PTSD has also aligned with the band to spread the word about the Remember Me Project and will receive a portion of sales of the new song and video. "Military with PTSD is glad to partner with Soul Track Mind on this project," said cofounder Shawn Gourley. "Quite a few members of our community sent in photos and videos, and we're all looking forward to seeing the final video. We always appreciate support from civilians, and this project is one we're really pleased with."
"Remember Me" was first released in April 2013 and the band is re-recording the song for better production quality. Singer/songwriter Donovan Keith meant it to speak to anyone feeling forgotten, but the band quickly found that the song resonated strongly with the military community. "The more we shared this with veterans, it just started snowballing into something that we thought could do a lot of good," Keith said. Funding of the project will be accomplished through corporate sponsorships and more sponsors are needed.
Further information and an introductory video about the Remember Me Project are posted at www.SoulTrackMind.com/