The criteria for the Charlie Daniels Patriot Award is based on the mission of The Journey Home Project. They support veterans in their return, rehabilitation and reintegration back into civilian life. The award honors a person, persons or group that exemplifies the efforts and dedication to fulfill its purpose of care support and encouragement to the men.
Young has been an avid contributor and supporter of the United States military. He’s made trips overseas performing for the troops in the Middle East, South Korea and Japan.
“I am immensely grateful to our military and their families for the sacrifices they make for our country and incredibly humbled to receive the Patriot Award honor from Charlie and The Journey Home Project,” Young gushes.
Nashville businessman and military contributor William Horton received the second Charlie Daniels Patriot Award during the evening, which also included performances, auctions and speakers.
“The first Patriot Award Dinner fundraiser for The Journey Home Project was different from our Palm fundraiser dinners in the past in that we recognized ‘Patriot Award’ recipients Chris Young and Willie Horton for their ongoing support for our veterans. Both men are certainly that and more,” Daniels explains. “On behalf of TJHP, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who helped to make this sold-out event a huge success! Ain’t it good to be alive and be in Tennessee!”
This event was the most successful in its five-year history, raising more than $200,000 to benefit TJHP.
For more information on The Journey Home Project, visit their official website. The website has informative articles about things like PTSD as well as places to donate if you’re able.