Linda Lanier is a national and international Nashville recording artist with songs charting around the world.
She just completed her 7th recording project with tours throughout America. The Hometown News played her popular video "Prayer List", which was
broadcast to 1,200 military bases and ships on the 4th of July. Linda was flown to Washington, D.C. to perform on the grounds of the Pentagon for
the 9/11 Memorial Service.
She has hosted and appeared on numerous television and radio programs across America. Linda has also been invited to perform for Army National Guard
Flag Day event pays tribute to veterans
From the Idaho Press-Tribune (Nampa, ID) - Monday, June 15, 2009
By Jon Meyer - firstname.lastname@example.org
MARSING - Patriotic performer Linda Lanier joined locals in Marsing for an inspirational Flag Day concert and presentation Sunday in honor of veterans.
Lanier took the stage with a performance and speech that brought tears to eyes in the crowd of about 50, including more than a dozen veterans.
She shared memories from a family deeply entrenched in the military, admitting she wasn't always patriotic, and asked others to honor the sacrifices of those who have served.
"We're out here paying tribute to the veterans, to the military past and present ... " Lanier said to the Idaho Press-Tribune before her performance . "I want to bring an awareness to the people. They have no idea what our fighting men and women have done as we sleep in our comfortable beds."
Lanier and the Marsing Assembly of God brought the event to Owyhee after being driven inside by lightning and thunder on the horizon. "I think it's a tribute to have Mrs. Lanier here, because she is like a spokeswoman for the American Legions , the VFWs and ladies auxiliaries," U.S. Air Force veteran and American Legion 2nd Vice Commander Darrell Brown of Marsing said. "She travels around the country honoring our veterans, and without them we couldn't have events like this."
Members of Boy Scout Troop 412 and representatives from the Sons of the County , and members of the local American Legion Post 128 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars were on hand Sunday.
The festivities continued even American Legion Squadron 128 presented the colors at the celebration.
Marsing Assembly of God Pastor and American Legion Post Commander Rick Sherrow said the gathering was planned to say thank you to the individuals and families who sacrifice to serve our country.
World War II Navy veteran Merrill Tallman, a member of the American Legion and commander of the local VFW, thought the event was a fitting tribute.
"I think it's never inappropriate to honor our veterans for what they did," Tallman said. "It's a symbol of appreciation from America."
Lanier, from Montana, has been a national recording artist for about 15 years. She said she's stepped up her tributes to veterans and those in the armed forces in the past several years.
"This is my country, my forefathers founded it 'in God we trust,'" she said. "We need to keep that theme in our country today."
Nashville Recording Artist Sings to Americas Heroes at Sheridan VAMC
National recording artist Linda Lanier entertained Veterans and their families on March 14, 2009 at 1pm at the Sheridan VAMC. Mrs. Lanier has dedicated
much of her career to honoring all the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. “This was an exciting event and we know it inspired everyone in the
audience. We want to thank Mrs. Lanier for coming and providing a wonderful afternoon of song and entertainment for Sheridan’s Heroes” said Jackie Van Mark,
Public Affairs Specialist, Sheridan VAMC.
The afternoon was filled with pride and tears and each song touched the hearts and true American Spirit of ever person in the crowd. “I had a wonderful time
and am thankful for everything Veterans had done for us and am proud of the men and women serving today.” said Maria Travis of the Sheridan Chapter of the
Patriot Guard. “I didn’t serve but I am committed to veterans and their families and appreciate Mrs. Laniers talent and ability to lift our spirits and remind
everyone what America stands for.”
As Mrs. Lanier sang and moved among the crowd, many shed tears but commented later that it was one of the best events ever at the facility. “We look forward
to having Mrs. Lanier back to the VA, as the patients connected with her and because her heart is clearly for veterans.” Jackie Van Mark.
A Farewell Concert
Linda Lanier performing a farewell concert at the Grant County Fairgrounds for departing soldiers has asked soldiers with families to come forward and be
A farewell concert was held for local soldiers at the Grant County Fairgrounds on August 18th. Nashville recording artist Linda Lanier performed at the
Soldiers Benefit Concert for the departing National Guard soldiers. Lanier thanked each and every one of the attendees for being here and supporting our
The 1161st Transportation Company and Bravo Company of the 81st Brigade received orders to activate earlier this year. The units have been training for months
locally and at the Yakima Training Center.
Nearly 300 Washington-based National Guard soldiers have been called to active duty, making this a second deployment to Iraq for many.
In attendance were Washington State Representative Judy Warnick and Moses Lake Mayor Ron Covey.
William Elliot, PV2 with Bravo Company 161 said most soldiers expected the call-up and reacted positively when they heard the news.
"We were training in Yakima, we were doing convoy live fire, clearing rooms and firing the 50 cal," Elliot said. "There's a sense of focus now."
Linda Lanier performing a farewell concert at the Grant County Fairgrounds for departing soldiers has asked past and present soldiers to come forward and be
recognized for service to their country.
Nashville Recording Artist Sings New Release, Honors National Guard Soldiers
Linda Lanier performs the National Anthem for Soldiers attending the Army National Guard's Safety and Standardization Conference in Louisville, KY. Lanier's voluntary performance includes her
new release "The American Flag".
Lanier is no stranger to military audiences. Linda Lanier comforts and encourages members of the military and their families as well as other audiences around the world.
Keynote speaker Major General James Nuttall, the Deputy Director of the Army National Guard, addressed approximately 700 conference participants introducing Lanier.
"She's done several projects - both a national and international recording artist, has sang on the hallowed grounds of the Pentagon for 911 ceremonies. I could go on and on..." MG Nuttall said.
"But I think I'll let her voice speak for her."
When the Montana Army National Guard's 1-189th Combat Support Aviation Battalion deployed to Iraq in 2004, Lanier allowed the National Guard to use her song, "Prayer List", and portions of
her video in a video production documenting the battalion's departure ceremony.
National Guard members call Lanier a true patriot, and conference attendees gave Lanier's performance a standing ovation. Her new CD will be available soon.
Lanier enjoys her working relationship with the National Guard. "I feel very honored and proud to be a part of the Guard," Lanier states.
The Army National Guard's Safety and Standardization Conference gives military and government civilian air and ground safety personnel the opportunity to discuss how to keep Soldiers safe when they're
at war and at home.
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