Aero Force One
June 24, 2009
Following the lead of bandmate Joey Kramer, Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton provided 20 tickets to military personnel–matching the same number provided by Kramer–at Sunday’s show (June 21) at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA, near Washington, D.C. Forty Marines and Sailors from the National Naval Medical Center–who are currently receiving treatment/therapy for their injuries sustained in Iraq or Afghanistan–were on hand for the show.
“Joey and I had the privilege of meeting a group of soldiers called Wounded Warriors Sunday night at the Nissan Pavilion show in Virginia,” Tom says. “Most of them were wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq. I found myself wanting to ask each of them how and where they were injured. But their wounds are not who they are and especially not Sunday night. That night was about joining the band and the fans and rocking out. We hope those guys had a great night and we appreciate their sacrifice.”
For more information about the organization, visit www.usometro.org to learn about the programs and services offered. Aerosmith are currently on a massive North American tour with their special guests ZZ Top that wraps September 16 in Detroit, MI.