While the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks may be over, James Otto wants to make sure that the sacrifices of the day won’t be forgotten. He’s inviting fans to honor their heroes with him for the entire month of September. He’s asking his fans to post personal stories about people they consider to be their heroes. He’s already had over 200 entries on his website, ranging from first responders to nurses who have positively changed lives.
James released a personal statement on his website about the effort:
“For several months since my USO Tour in April, I’ve been thinking about what we can do as a community to show our gratitude to our military and civil personnel who sacrifice their lives for us every day… therefore my vision is for this [website] to be a place for your heroes to be publicly honored and shown proper gratitude for their self-sacrifice. Thanks in advance to everyone who takes part – can’t wait to read your stories.”
To help honor the heroes and their stories, James has promised to select a winner from each city he plays in to give them tickets to his show for sharing their story with him. This will happen throughout the month of September, and winners will be selected randomly. He’ll personally dedicate his new song “Solders & Jesus” to the individual and their hero on-stage.
“I know it’s not much,” he said. “But I feel it’s the least I can do to show my sincere thanks to those who make the ultimate sacrifice, in memory of the Sept. 11th victims.”
To submit your story about your hero, head over to James Otto’s official website: jamesotto.net.