It is time to break out the red, white and blue and warm up the vocal chords for the annual Star-Spangled Sing-Along to kick off the Fourth of July holiday. And for the sixth consecutive year, the Sing-Along is honoring a true American hero. This year’s honoree is Purple Heart recipient Lance Cpl. Steven May.
The free, public event will begin at 6 p.m. on July 1 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 14555 Lexington Blvd. in Sugar Land. The Sing-Along will feature patriotic songs and a tribute to the branches of the military. It will also feature a Dixieland band, whose members are from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baytown.
“The Star-Spangled Sing-Along allows all area residents to come together to celebrate our great nation’s birthday and to say thank you to a hero that selflessly and bravely served his country and fellow man,” said Ken Barrow, president of the Houston Texas South Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Corporal May’s impact on others is not limited to his sacrifices as a member of the military. He continues to be inspirational with his courage and perseverance today.”
May felt called to serve in the military when he was 14 because of the attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2005. He was severely wounded during a suicide bomber attack in 2007 while serving in Iraq. Today, May is a senior at Texas A&M University.
May’s appearance at the Sing-Along was arranged by Impact a Hero, a non-profit organization that provides immediate and ongoing emotional and financial support for our severely wounded veterans injured in post 9/11 combat and their families.
At the conclusion of the program, attendees will have an opportunity to meet May and “Uncle Sam” and enjoy free refreshments. For more information, contact Brad Thomas at 281-761-4467.
For more information about Impact a Hero, please visit: www.impactahero.org.