Texas Festivities Celebrate American Heroes

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2008 - People who couldn't attend a day-long celebration of those who serve in the military here last week could still enjoy the sounds thanks to and Internet music and video site.

The online music and entertainment site SyncLive made the festivities available via a live Web cast when the Fort Hood community came together April 11 to honor about 80,000 servicemembers and Defense Department civilians during a "Salute to Our Heroes" celebration.

The celebration featured live music, but troops didn't have to be on Fort Hood to enjoy the sounds. The artists who performed during the event included FOSTERCHILD, Framing Hanley, Grupo Mania, Lyfe Jennings, Maren Morris, Jennifer Pena, Kritickill, Mark Chesnutt, Mylin, Rissi Palmer, Tantric and Wild Horses.

Metal Sanaz, who participated in a similar event held in Kuwait in March, was one of the special guests.

The free Web cast made it possible for troops, including the Fort Hood-based Army 4th Infantry Division and 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, to participate no matter where they are in the world.

"We are excited about the opportunity to salute our troops and present soldiers, families and music fans with a platform where they can experience great music and interact with one another live online," said Aric Berquist, CEO and Founder of SyncLive.

(From a SyncLive news release.)

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