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Parade through downtown Nashville honors fallen heroes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – A nonprofit organization that provides mortgage-free homes to families, veterans and first responders Gold Star helps heroes in Middle Tennessee.

A parade through downtown Nashville brought together 100 firefighters from New York and Nashville with pipes and drums marching down Broadway and into the Wildhorse Saloon.

The parade kicked off the Tunnel to Towers Never Forget concert at the Wildhorse Saloon. The nonprofit supports those who have served our country by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star families and fallen first responders with young children, and building custom-designed smart homes for injured veterans and veterans. first responders.

“We made a promise to Tunnel to Towers, whoever protects our community or our country if they kiss their children and don’t come home, we will take care of their families left behind,” Frank Siller said. , President and CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Siller started the foundation in honor of his brother Stephen, a New York City firefighter who was killed on 9/11.

Inside the Wildhorse Saloon, there was a private concert for local first responders and military service members. Old Dominion, Willie Shaw, Lee Brice, Darryl Worley and Brantley Gilbert were all featured during the show.

The concert also featured announcements that Tunnel to Towers would provide mortgage-free homes to six families of deceased Tennessee heroes.

The Never Forget concert honors the 2,977 people who lost their lives on 9/11, including 73 law enforcement officers and 343 firefighters who sacrificed their lives that day to bring others to safety.

Siller encouraged people to donate $11 a month to the Tunnel to Tours Foundation in honor of Memorial Day. You can find more information at

You can watch the full Tunnel to Towers Never Forget concert on Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. on NewsChannel5.


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