Prior to his record-breaking concert attendance “True Grit” tour stop at the Merchants & Music Festival, Bret Michaels visited the Fort Thomas Veterans Medical Center and PTSD facility. Coming from a long line family members who have served this great nation Bret spent time with these veteran heroes thanking them in honor of their service. Bret’s passion for the men and women of our nation’s armed forces shows no limits. – Team Bret
On this Veteran’s Day, on behalf of all of us at MEGI we’d like to take a moment to remember and send our most sincere thank you along with our utmost appreciation to all the men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Their efforts and sacrifices will always be remembered.
As a tribute, here is the video for “All I Ever Needed” featuring footage from Bret’s trip to Iraq to perform for the troops.
The following photos tell a story, one of heroism and honor. Bret Michaels by nature is a huge supporter of our nation’s military and through this collection of photos it is easily defined why his passion for these heroes runs deep. Coming from a long of family members who have served in the United States Armed Forces, Bret continues to find inspiration in those in his family who have served this great country. At an early age Bret knew that he wanted to serve his country, however due to the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at 6 years old he would later learn that he would be unable to enlist due to his lifelong medical condition.
Though unable to enlist due do his diabetes, the checks and balances of life defined Bret’s passion to support the men and women of our nation’s armed forces. The members of Bret’s family in these photos taught Bret what a hero is and what a hero does, how to bounce back from adverse situations and how to stand up and be accounted for. No matter what side of the political coin you support, what is important to all of us are the great heroes that serve this great country in the United States armed forces.
To see more photos of Bret’s military family, please click the following link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.465495736543.260412.42549466543&type=3
Bret’s dad, Wally Sychak (middle) and friends during their honorable service in the armed forces.
Bret and his dad Wally
Bret’s Uncle Nick who gave his life during the Battle of the Bulge December 3, 1944
Bret’s cousin, Bob Huslinger who served in Vietnam.
Hanging with Coach Gruden after show at Ice Palace Arena in Tampa, FL.
Veterans Day is this week & we’d like to take a moment to thank the brave men & women who have served & sacrificed for our freedom.