American Patriots Unsung Magazine Issue 6 - Page 68

68 The skydiving performance was followed by the presentation of colors by the local VFW Mounted Rangers uniformed in full western attire as they posted the American flag. Country music star and former US Army Ranger Keni Thomas sang the National Anthem. Thomas traveled all the way from Nashville, Tennessee for the day, just to sing the anthem. Mr. Thomas earned a Bronze Star with Valor in the Battle of Mogadishu and his story was later told in the film Black Hawk Down. “I would not have missed it for the world, nor would I want anyone else to do it, I am my brother’s keeper and being there to support them is my honor and privilege.” 69 JAY DOBYNS