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article imageArmed Forces Foundation honors Justin Moore and Scott Borchetta

By Markos Papadatos     Apr 12, 2014 in Music
Country singer Justin Moore and Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta were honored during the 10th annual Congressional Gala.
They were both jointly named "Congressional Bill and Beverly Young Humanitarian of the Year" by the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF). They were honored for their service and commitment to the morale and welfare of military families through the Crown Royal "Your Hero's Name Here" contest. The reception took place in our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. on April 9.
The Armed Forces Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting and advocating for active-duty military personnel, national guardsmen, reservists, military families, as well as veterans.
The AFF returns 95 cents of every dollar raised to service members and their families through its many programs. For over a decade, the AFF has provided more than $95 million in assistance by covering travel, hotel rooms, home mortgages, car payments and everyday bills for families to be able to stay at their loved ones' sides during treatment and recovery from wounds suffered during war.
"The work that Patricia Driscoll and the Armed Forces Foundation is doing is extraordinary – and unfortunately – beyond necessary. She and the AFF have identified the real challenges that so many of our troops go through upon their reentry into society. This is the kind of organization that the Big Machine Label Group and I will always support," Borchetta remarked in a press release.
At this year's Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards, Moore was named "New Artist of the Year," besting fellow nominees Brett Eldredge and Kip Moore, as Digital Journal previously reported.
"Although extremely grateful, I feel a little uncomfortable being honored at an event where there are decorated war heroes present. I feel that my contributions are much less significant than theirs … they are the true American heroes," Justin Moore added in a press statement. "I'm thrilled to know that what I do with the AFF has helped, and that it is appreciated by all. Both of my grandpas served in our military and they, along with my parents, instilled in me what our servicemen and women mean to us. It was an honor to tell some of them face to face last night. God bless our troops and God bless America."
Congratulations to both Borchetta and Moore on this prestigious honor.
For more information on the Big Machine Label Group and its artists, visit its official website.
To learn more about country star Justin Moore and his new music, visit his homepage.
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