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The Oak Ridge Boys Honored for work with American Legion
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For their 25th annual Christmas Night Out tour last year, the Oak Ridge Boys added a special event to the roster—a one-night television special to spotlight The American Legion’s efforts to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The special, “A Salute to Christmas,” has now been recognized with a prestigious Telly Award for outstanding television production. In addition to the Oaks, performers included Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Martin Family Circus and Mary Sarah. The program was produced by Tracy Trost of Targeting Concepts Marketing.

Oak Ridge Boy Duane Allen comments, “If this award can help us tell the story of the men and women suffering with PTSD, and of the help that The American Legion is providing to them, that’s a great thing. We’re honored to have received this award, but we’re more honored that we got to be a part of helping those who’ve given so much to our country already.”

The Oaks have also been named the 2015 recipients of The American Legion Patriot Award, which will be presented during the Legion’s 97th Annual National Convention in September. The group has been designated as the “celebrity spokesband” for The American Legion and has been active in the Legion-supported organization Soldier’s Wish.