Las Vegas, Nevada – The Hannity Freedom Concert tour wrapped up this weekend with an energetic show and enthusiastic crowd at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Oak Ridge Boys were a surprise musical guest at the Las Vegas show and added to the patriotism of the Freedom Concert by playing America’s National Anthem. The country music legends joined tour regulars The Charlie Daniels Band, Michael W. Smith, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and also performed their hit song, “Elvira.”
Also making a surprise appearance, to the delight of the crowd, was Las Vegas’ popular entertainer and comedian Terry Fator. Best selling author Michelle Malkin and Fox News contributor Bob Beckle also spoke to the crowd and urged support for America’s servicemen and women.
Thousands of fans, decked out in Red, White and Blue waved American flags, and rose to their feet as patriotic hymns such as “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful” were performed. Another crowd favorite occurred when Charlie Daniels delegated responsibility for lead vocals to Sean Hannity while he played his hit song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
Freedom Alliance’s honorary chairmen, Oliver North, introduced Freedom Alliance scholarship recipients to the audience.
Kira and Dan Kremer are the children of U.S. Marine Sgt. Daniel Kremer who is 100 percent permanently disabled as a result of wounds he received during a terrorist attack on the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983.
“I graduated from environmental science school in my undergraduate studies, and now I am working on my doctorate in physical therapy,” Kremer’s daughter Kira said. His son Dan, who is majoring in Psychology, starts his second year of college at SUNY of Albany just before Labor Day.
Danielle and Matthew Gonzalez, also scholarship recipients, lost their father in April of 2001 when he was in a helicopter crash while on a mission to recover remains of American servicemen who were held as Prisoners of War or classified as Missing in Action during the Vietnam War.
“I used my scholarship to gain a degree in Business Marketing at Seattle University,” said Danielle on stage. “And now I am a full time employee as an IT recruiter in Seattle, working with companies like Boeing and Microsoft and loving it.”
Danielle’s brother Matthew is a junior majoring in Resort Management at Sierra Nevada College.
This year, Freedom Alliance helped 201 sons and daughters of American heroes attend college. We are now accepting applications for the upcoming academic year.