A Must See Performance for Music Lovers, History Fans and the 99% of civilians who benefit from the service and sacrifice of our Nation's Military Troops, Veterans and their Families!
Johnny Vet: Freedom Isn’t Free is a dynamic and inspirational musical journey of the men and women who have fought the nation’s wars and how those same men and women, as veterans, have helped to shape the nation and its destiny.
Powerful story telling presented by EMMY Award® winning journalist Jim Lehrer and award winning novelist Kate Lehrer is combined with compelling images set to musical compositions, performed by GRAMMY Award winning artist and Legendary Soul Man™ Sam Moore, the renowned West Point Alumni Glee Club, rising Rap artist Johnny Rocket and other special guests. Together, they take the audience from the start of Johnny Vet’s journey with “the shot heard round the world” in 1775 to the present day era of the Global War on Terror.
The book written by columnist and historian Captain Douglas Cohn, USA (Ret) and Major General Alan B. Salisbury, USA (Ret) accompanies the original scores and popular songs of each era, Johnny Vet explores the true nature of these heroes in our midst: Who they are, where they come from, the burdens they carry on and off the battlefield, the unique burdens their families shoulder, particularly while they are deployed, and the issues they face when it’s time to come home and take off the uniform. The journey will also demonstrate the vast contributions these veterans and their families have made and continue to make to the nation in their civilian communities.
Johnny Vet: Freedom Isn’t Free is a production of Opus One Studios and has been funded through the generous support of our sponsors. It benefits the work of Code of Support Foundation, which, through its programs, provides critical one-on-one assistance to service members, veterans and their families who are struggling with their transition into our civilian communities.