Shepherd's Men

based charity, Charlie Daniels’ The Journey Home Project partnering
with The Shepherd’s Men Run To Raise awareness and funds for SHARE Military Initiative


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2017) – Charlie Daniels & his Tennessee based non-profit, The Journey Home Project,
is supporting the Shepherd’s Men who are a 17-member team of active and
former servicemen and civilian patriots proudly dedicated to raising
funds and awareness for the SHARE
Military Initiative at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia. This
comprehensive rehabilitation program focuses on assessment and treatment
for post-9/11 military veterans who have sustained a mild to moderate
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Twenty-two veterans commit suicide each day, and during the event
week members of the Shepherd’s Men run 22 kilometers per day wearing
22-pound flak vests to bring awareness to the fight to end this American

On Monday, May 22nd the Shepherd’s Men began their 4th
Annual Campaign through eight cities beginning at the Flight 93 Memorial
site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. To pay tribute to the heroes who
gave their lives on that 9/11 flight, each of the members will wear
71-pound packs over their 22-pound flak vests for a total of 93 pounds
on the first leg of the run; in each city thereafter, two team members
will rotate carrying that honor until the Shepherd’s Men arrive back
home to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta on May 29th.

Friday, May 26th, The Journey Home Project will host the Shepherd’s
Men in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. The community can come by Field of Honor
at the intersection of N. Mt. Juliet Rd and East Division before 4:00pm
to get a free hand size flag to wave as the Shepherd’s Men pass by. On
Saturday, May 27th the Shepherd’s Men will begin their run through
Nashville at the National Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee and conclude at
the War Memorial Building in Downtown Nashville.

The Shepherd’s Men have a goal to raise $2.2 million by December 31,
2017, to fund TBI and PTSD research and treatment, and the Tennessee
based non-profit, The Journey Home Project, whose Chairman of the Board
is Charlie Daniels, is assisting the Shepherd’s Men in achieving their
financial goal by year end.

Friday, May 26 Schedule:
4:00pm – Runners Depart Smoothie King (1283 N. Mt.
Juliet Road) running North to the Field of Honor (N. Mt. Juliet Road
& East Division St.)
4:30pm – Runners Arrive at Field of Honor
*Kenny Martin & Dennis Buchanan presentation to Shepherd’s Men
*Pledge of Allegiance / Anthem
*Don Wright (w/Exchange Club) speaks about Shepherd’s Men and their mission
*Shepherd’s Men runners will escort flag buyers to the field to tie on their dedication

Saturday, May 27 Schedule:
6:00am – Ruck March begins
8:00am – Runners begin Nashville Route at National Cemetery (1420 Gallatin Pike S, Madison, TN)
11:00am – All runners arrive at Nashville War Memorial (301 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN)
11:30am – Arrive at “The Diner” (200 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN) for a social (Press invited) / lunch hosted by The Journey Home Project
1:00pm – Runners Depart The Diner to complete their Shepherd’s Run schedule. Next stop- Athens, GA.

About Shepherd’s Men
For the fourth year, The Shepherd’s Men will run to raise awareness
about the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center and to raise
funds. Private funding is needed to make SHARE’s life-saving program
available to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who suffer from
traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. The 2017 goal is $2.2
million, to facilitate program expansion; donations can be made via
The 2017 runners are active, medically retired and honorably discharged
servicemen and civilian patriots who are committed to helping those who
have sacrificed so much for this country and all who enjoy the freedoms
they volunteered to protect. #SHARETheBurden22

For more information, visit

About Shepherd Center
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, is a private, not-for-profit
hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation
for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. Founded in 1975,
Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top
10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation and is a 152-bed facility.
Last year, Shepherd Center had 965 admissions to its inpatient programs
and 571 to its day patient programs. In addition, Shepherd Center sees
more than 6,600 people annually on an outpatient basis.

For more information, visit Shepherd Center online at

About Field of Honor – 5th Annual Mount Juliet Display of Flags
For the fifth year, West Wilson County’s Exchange Club and American
Legion Post 281 join together in hosting a display of the Stars and
Stripes. The United States flag has grown to become the great emblem of
all that unites us as a people; it symbolizes our shared goals and
aspirations. Volunteers will post hundreds of flags on the field located
at the grassy field at the intersection of Mt. Juliet Road and East
Division Street to fly during the days closest to Flag Day. Please join
with us as we walk amid ordered rows of Old Glory posted in this
stirring formation as we salute those who have sacrificed so much that
we may live in freedom.

For more information, visit

About The Journey Home Project
The Journey Home Project is a not-for profit organization that
assists other not-for-profits in securing funds to help causes that
benefit veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The Journey Home
Project was founded in 2014 by Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie
Daniels and board members: David Corlew, Ed Hardy, Joe Longever and
Mercedez Longever. Conscious of the need to assist our nation’s
veterans, they have set out to partner with organizations that do the
most good, with the least overhead. Working in tandem with these
organizations, The Journey Home Project is making a difference in the
lives of American patriots.

For more information, visit

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