The Grand Ole Opry honored the families of enlisted soldiers this week.
Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Craig Morgan, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Chris Janson and Kellie Pickler performed two special Salute the Troops shows on Tuesday night. While Rucker was on stage, Walmart, 7UP, Snapple, Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation honored someone extra special. They took time to honor one of our nation’s combat wounded heroes, Former U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Francis Kancir. Kancir was presented with a ceremonial key to his newly renovated, mortgage-free home located in Clarksville.
The night was also supposed to include a red carpet but the weather didn’t cooperate. Instead of the carpet, the Opry, the Tennessee National Guard Family Programs organization and the USO invited the men and women of the U.S. military and their families backstage. They enjoyed a special moment at a backstage meet and greet before the first show. Many artists took time to meet and greet with the families.
Scroll through all the photos from the Salute to the Troops event at the Opry below.