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Tickets on sale for Lipscomb University’s ‘Operation Yellow Ribbon’ event March 23
Featuring keynote speaker General Tommy Franks
 
Special musical performances by Charlie Daniels, Amy Grant, Kix Brooks, Gretchen Wilson and Larry Gatlin
 
NASHVILLE (Feb. 22, 2010) – Tickets are on sale now for Lipscomb University’s Operation Yellow Ribbon event March 23 featuring keynote speaker General Tommy Franks (Ret.) and special acoustic performances by Charlie Daniels, Amy Grant, Kix Brooks, Gretchen Wilson and Larry Gatlin among others.
 
The Operation Yellow Ribbon event is “An Inspiring Evening of Stories and Songs" to raise awareness and funds for Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Program.  The program begins at 7 p.m. in Lipscomb’s Allen Arena.
 
A limited number of tickets for the evening event are on sale for $10 at the Lipscomb University box office and through Ticketmaster.  Members of the military and their families will be invited as guests of the events corporate sponsors. Proceeds from the event benefit Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Program and organizations that serve veterans and their families. Event sponsors include Military Systems Group.
 
Prior to the evening event, a daylong symposium will focus on discussions about solutions for the transition from battlefield to home front for returning military. Breakout sessions will address a variety of topics including returning injured military and adapting to life after those injuries. The symposium is sponsored by Lipscomb University and Challenge America. Admission to the symposium is by invitation only.
 
 “Our goal is to provide a day of significant conversations and networking opportunities for leaders from the private and public sectors resulting in productive and lasting solutions,” said L. Randolph Lowry, Lipscomb University president.
 
Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Program offers eligible military veterans and their family members an undergraduate degree tuition-free or a graduate degree at a greatly reduced tuition rate.
 
The mission of Challenge America is to work with communities across the United States in linking new and existing services and supporting the development of recreational and occupational programs to better serve returning injured military and their families.

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