Rocking Support for our Troops


The other day, I received a note from Jimmy Anderson. He said my son’s band, Athens, just released a video to go with their song, “Time to Rise”.

In real life, the man in the video, an army veteran is having a hard time dealing with his time fighting in war. The woman in the video is also an army veteran. Her husband was killed in action. Her husband is the blonde man pictured on the boot during the bridge scene in the video. He also left behind a young son.

Like a lot of veterans coming back home into the real world, these veterans are having a hard time adjusting. The video was therapy for these two amazing people. Athens was happy to be able to give something back to these brave soldiers.

The band has been together since 2008. Chase wrote the lyrics to “Time to Rise”. Members of the band include: Chase Brown (17 yrs.) plays rhythm guitar/ keys / sings vocals. Beau “Monkey” Anderson (15 yrs.) plays lead guitar. Zak “Blonde Blur” Smith (18 yrs.) plays drums and does vocals. Justin Granados (18 yrs,) plays bass and does vocals. Jimmy and the band want to thank all veterans for their service. They hope the song and video help and inspire our veterans.

Thank you to Jimmy and Athens for supporting our troops. You rock!

God bless the two army veterans in this video. Please pray for their peace and healing. If you have lost a loved one ,TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) welcomes anyone who is grieving the death of someone who died while serving in the military – regardless of where they died or how they died. If you are hurting, we are here for you. We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one.

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