Columbia/BNA Records artist Joanna Smith will be performing the National Anthem at the 10th Annual Lifesaver Breakfast, hosted by the Nashville chapter of the Red Cross. The event takes place Thursday, April 12th at the Lipscomb University Allen Arena. The event will honor military veterans in the Nashville community. The American Red Cross will celebrate 130 years of service to the 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell. Honored guest Major General James McConville, the commanding officer of the 101st Airborne Divison, will accept the “Service to Excellence Award” on behalf of the 101st Airborne and provide remarks. Sherri Brown, American Red Cross’ National Senior Vice-President of Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) will also speak 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 American Red Cross is expecting over 600 of Nashville’s most influential business and community leaders at the event, which will ensure the necessary financial funding to provide the core humanitarian services of the organization, including lifesaving services, local disaster response and service to the Armed Forces.