Guitars for Vets Rock to RememberNovember 14, 2015 by Les Paul Foundation
Veterans Day 2015 was celebrated in Milwaukee by the national Guitars for Vets (G4V) organization. The Rock 2 Remember fundraiser launched with Kharma Shotgun rocking the room.
G4V Executive Director Eric Weinstein (left) and G4V co-founder Patrick Nettesheim (far right) and their band set the non-stop energy for the event.
Throughout the evening images on a large overhead screen projected information on G4V and the Les Paul Foundation along with other sponsors. One of the images showed the G4V Memphis members performing in front of Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience at Soulsville Music Academy.
Les Paul Foundation Program Director Sue Baker told the crowd how important veterans were to Les Paul and how his foundation continues his legacy by partnering with G4V.
Guitars for Vets shares the healing power of music with veterans who suffer from post combat mental and emotional distress. Vets receive free private guitar instruction and a new acoustic guitar in a structured program run by volunteers. Individualized weekly lessons help students learn at their own pace. Monthly ongoing group lessons for current and past students provide an ongoing forum for vets to continue their music education.