Exuding both patriotism and pride, RAELYNN attended the 51st Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony Monday (10/20) to honor President John F. Kennedy and the men and women of the Special Forces at Arlington National Cemetery. Later that night, the talented singer/songwriter performed the national anthem, marking the first time a civilian has been invited to perform at the special ceremony’s reception.
During an awards reception that evening hosted by the Special Forces Charitable Trust, members of the Green Beret Family including three Special Forces Medal of Honor recipients along with the 10 Group Winners of the Martha Raye Award were recognized for their exceptional service to the Special Forces Community. The event became even more personal when RaeLynn’s older brother, who is currently deployed, surprised the “God Made Girls” crooner, further displaying the importance of the Special Forces’ community both past and present. Watch as the siblings reunite for the first time in 14 months.
“I was blown away by the rich history and loyalty displayed during the wreath ceremony,” said RaeLynn. “Being invited to celebrate the families of those who serve is such a special honor. I still can’t believe that they gave me such an amazing gift…my brother. I’m so grateful.”
Commemorating over 40 years of tradition, representatives from every unit within Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) were in attendance to pay tribute to President John F. Kennedy’s steadfast recognition of this elite line of duty.