AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
- Fans can send a letter to a U.S. soldier by visiting RamTrucks.com (http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/letters_for_lyrics/), Ram Zone.com (http://www.ramzone.com) and all Zac Brown Band Web properties (http://www.zacbrownband.com) and Soldiers' Angels (http://www.soldiersangels.org)
- 'Letters for Lyrics' widget available at RamZone.com, Zac Brown Band Web properties and Soldiers' Angels site enables letter writers to invite friends and family to participate in letter writing efforts
- In exchange for writing a letter to a U.S. soldier, participants can donate a special compilation CD titled, 'Breaking Southern Ground,' to a U.S. soldier
Zac Brown Band and the Ram Truck Brand are asking their fans to remember the men and women serving around the world this Veterans Day. The "Letters for Lyrics" campaign, which began in May, was started as a way to show appreciation to U.S. soldiers for their commitment and dedication to this great country.
To send a letter, fans can simply visit the following sites:
- Ram Zone.com (http://www.ramzone.com)
- All Zac Brown Band Web properties (http://www.zacbrownband.com/)
- Soldiers' Angels (http://www.soldiersangels.org)
- RamTrucks.com (http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/letters_for_lyrics/)
All of the websites have a "Letters for Lyrics" widget that enables users to send a letter to a U.S. solider. Visitors to the site are welcome to send more than one letter, and the widget also can be shared with friends and family on Facebook, various social media sites or on a personal website.
In exchange for writing a letter to a U.S. soldier, participants can donate a special compilation CD titled "Breaking Southern Ground," to accompany their letter. This exclusive CD features three songs from Zac Brown Band, as well as music from artists signed to Zac Brown's label, Southern Ground Artists – Sonia Leigh, Nic Cowan and Levi Lowrey.
Chrysler Group LLC supplier partner George P. Johnson Co. will compile and print the submitted electronic letters that will then be sent on to Soldiers' Angels for delivery.
Soldiers' Angels, a nonprofit organization, will deliver the written letters and emails submitted on the websites to U.S. soldiers on behalf of the Ram Truck Brand and Zac Brown Band. Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led organization with more than 225,000 members providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard, along with veterans and their families.
"If just one letter helps to restore a soldier's spirit, imagine what thousands of letters could do," said Fred Diaz, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "We encourage our Ram Truck owners, Chrysler Group employees and suppliers to remember the men and women who serve the country this Veterans Day by visiting one of the Ram Truck Brand sites or the Zac Brown Band sites to send their letter of appreciation. As Americans, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to our armed forces and the brave men and women who serve in them. The Ram Truck Brand is thankful to the many U.S. soldiers who have given their lives for our freedom, and the troops who continue to do so each and every day."
"We are extremely proud of the men and women who serve and protect our country. Year round we remember those service members our country has lost and those who continue to serve, and we try to honor their heroism with every chance we get," notes Zac Brown, front man of Zac Brown Band. "For us, the 'Letters for Lyrics' campaign has been hugely rewarding. We urge our fans, and everyone out there, to take time this Veterans Day to send a message, or many, to our troops currently overseas."
"Letters are one of the strongest links in the chain of morale between the home front and the battlefront," said Jeff Bader, Co-founder Soldiers' Angels. "By simply writing a letter of support online, you establish a direct link between citizen and soldier that shows our warriors their fellow Americans back home truly care. Letters for Lyrics provides a wonderful platform for those of us here in the United States to make a dramatic and positive impact on the morale of our troops serving in foreign lands thousands of miles away."
"Letters for Lyrics" earned a nomination for the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards.
About Zac Brown Band
In 2010, Zac Brown Band were named GRAMMY's "Best New Artist" and nominated for the Academy of Country Music Awards' "Entertainer of the Year." The band's double platinum-certified, major label debut 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Records) was one of Billboard's Top 20 albums of 2009 and features the band's first five No.1 hit singles including "Chicken Fried" and "Free." The band's sophomore album 'You Get What You Give' (Atlantic/Southern Ground Artists, Inc.) debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and features guest appearances by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. Zac Brown Band is represented by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based management company. Additional information can be found at http://www.zacbrownband.com/.
About Soldiers' Angels
Soldiers' Angels is a full service deployed troop, military family, wounded and veterans service organization serving all those who serve all of us with over twenty very effective programs. We specialize in the unique needs uncovered by other agencies, military benefits and medical insurance. Founded in 2003 by Patti Patton-Bader, the mother of an army soldier deployed to Iraq, Soldiers' Angels has grown from a small care package organization to major source of aid for all those who serve or have served in our Armed Forces. Last year, we provided over 25 million dollars worth of assistance. Our slogan, "May No Soldier Go Unloved," encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. By working together and sharing a common vision of service, the volunteers of Soldiers' Angels continue to demonstrate active care and concern for veterans, the wounded, deployed service members, and their families. From our very inception, the focus of Soldiers' Angels has been: Helping bring home healthy soldiers. Visit www.soldiersangels.org, www.facebook.com/SoldiersAngelsOfficial and www.twitter.com/soldiersangels to find out more.
About the Ram Truck brand
With a work-hard, play-hard attitude, the Ram Truck brand offers the boldest, most powerful and capable pickup truck lineup on the planet.
Introduced in 2008, the Ram 1500 is a game changer in terms of its ability to "outsmart" and "out-tough" the competition with its bold exterior design, crafted and refined interior, engineering excellence, superb innovation and best-in-class features and amenities.
The Ram Truck brand added to its award-winning truck lineup with the introduction of an all-new 2010 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks, Motor Trend's Truck of the Year. The new heavy-duty trucks provide customers with first-time innovations and features along with new standards of strength, utility and driveability, building on the Ram's leadership in the heavy-duty pickup segment.
The Ram Truck brand will further enhance its commercial vehicle presence with the introduction of a "new crew" of commercial-grade work trucks: the new 2011 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs. Led by an all-new crew cab, the new 2011 Ram Chassis Cabs are built on a proven frame and chassis, and engineered for maximum uptime, optimum performance and enhanced commercial capability.
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SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC