Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Joanna Smith 

(Nashville, Tennessee...) - Columbia/BNA Records artist Joanna Smith has been tapped to sing the National Anthem at the 10th Annual Lifesaver Breakfast, hosted by the Nashville area chapter of the American Red Cross, on Thursday, April 12 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena.

Thursday's Lifesaver Breakfast event will honor the military who continue to proudly serve the Nashville community, the Tennessee region and our nation. The American Red Cross, providing humanitarian services to the military, veterans and their families for over 130 years, will celebrate the 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell. Honored guest, Major General James McConville, Commanding General of the 101st Division will accept the "Service to Excellence Award" on behalf of the 101st and provide remarks. Sherri Brown, American Red Cross' National Senior Vice-President of Service to Armed Forces (SAF) will also be speaking at the breakfast.

"To sing our nation's anthem at a Red Cross event that is honoring the military is a very special opportunity for me. The Red Cross has been proudly serving our country for over 130 years, and for them to intersect at an event with the Tennessee 101st Airborne provides a unique chance for me give my thanks for all they do for my fellow Americans!"

This year, the Red Cross is expecting over 600 of Nashville's most influential business and community leaders at the event which ensures the financial funding necessary to provide the core humanitarian services of the American Red Cross including; lifesaving services, local disaster response and service to the Armed Forces.

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