MOTLEY CRUE and the MILITARY for July 4th Weekend


Marine Veterans from Marine Corps recruiting station Milwaukee and participants in The Wounded Warrior Project will be gathering on July 4, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Marcus Amphitheater to celebrate the USA and their rock heroes, Mötley Crüe at SUMMERFEST. The members of Mötley Crüe will, in turn, celebrate the veterans’ service and spend some time with them backstage at the show to thank them for their sacrifices.

This date is one of the first of the first leg of the band’s FINAL TOUR, which will hit 72 markets this summer throughout the US. The tour-opening venue, Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, will be making a special donation in the band’s name as a ‘thank you’ for opening THE FINAL TOUR there to The Wounded Warrior Project.

The Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) is also proud to announce Mötley Crüe as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious SSFOA Commendation Award. A non-profit based out of Clever, Mo., the SSFOA’s primary mission is to support and recognize veterans who are wounded, injured, or have acquired an illness related to their service in a combat zone regardless of service branch or military conflict. The SSFOA board chose Mötley Crüe to receive this year’s honor for the band’s unwavering support of the military community through hosting private concerts for veterans and the donation of considerable funds to charitable organizations that assist returning service members in finding employment and, which provide emergency financial assistance to families of service members and wounded troops. The physical award will be presented at the band's show in Maryland Heights, MO on July 9th.

WHO: Mötley Crüe
WHEN: Friday July 4, 2014; 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Milwaukee Summerfest at Marcus Amphitheater, 200 North Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202

ABOUT MÖTLEY CRÜE:
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band’s biography, THE DIRT) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Motley Crue was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows featuring never seen before elements, such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster. Motley Crue was featured in KIA MOTORS’ award winning 2012 Super Bowl commercial. The band announced in January that they will kick off their FINAL TOUR

ABOUT WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT:
The Wounded Warrior Project was founded in 2003 Roanoke Virginia by John Melia. In the beginning with help from volunteers they packed nearly 5,000 backpacks with t-shirts toiletries playing cards for our nations wounded soldiers and sent them to Bethesda Maryland and Walter Reed. From its humble beginnings the Wounded Warrior Project has become one of the most respected organizations designed to help servicemen and women injured from: post 911 to present day. With a staff of 147 and over 1,600 volunteers the Wounded Warrior Project strives to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service members. As of August 1st 2013 Wounded Warrior Project serves 35,6408 alumni and 4,181 registered alumni. Wounded Warrior Project is responsible for over 5 million dollars in grants to Veterans in the form of college scholarships and is partnered with Operation Homefront to extend emergency financial assistance. At Wounded Warrior Project we strive to honor the most successful well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary serving post 911 wounded Veterans and their families. The Wounded Warrior Project is thankful of a grateful and caring nation of citizens. We will be there to aid all wounded servicemen and women because as history has shown us the greatest casualty is being forgotten.

ABOUT MARINE CORPS RECRUITING STATION MILWAUKEE:
Marine Corps Recruiting Station Milwaukee's mission is to recruit and retain the best men and women into available enlisted and officer positions while performing such other tasks as may be directed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Recruiting Station Milwaukee is responsible for nearly 60,000 square miles which is covered by its 13 recruiting substations, including one in northern Illinois and one in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

ABOUT SUMMERFEST:
Summerfest 2014 will take place June 25 - 29 and July 1 - 6 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 30. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest, Twitter: @Summerfest or download the Summerfest 2014 App.

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