"I DIDN'T SERVE, BUT THIS IS HOW I SERVE"

Read about Boston's Limelight Magazine honoring Shanna with the 2016 UnSung Hero Award here!

Official Video

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Charles Rosenbusch Memorial Community Service Award

In June 2012, I received the Charles Rosenbusch Memorial Community Service Award. I am speechless and what an amazing story about Charlie. The award was presented to me by Charlie's best friend growing up, Bob DeBoer, and he made it his mission to keep his name alive. Charlie died on May 9, 1968 in the war, just before he was due to come home; he was from Worcester/Sutton MA area. Thank you to the Vietnam Veterans for the Community and Bob for this award.

In June 2012, I received the Charles Rosenbusch Memorial Community Service Award. I am speechless and what an amazing story about Charlie. The award was presented to me by Charlie's best friend growing up, Bob DeBoer, and he made it his mission to keep his name alive. Charlie died on May 9, 1968 in the war, just before he was due to come home; he was from Worcester/Sutton MA area. Thank you to the Vietnam Veterans for the Community and Bob for this award.

Please take a moment and check out just some of the many local Military organizations in which I have had the honor of getting to know and support! God Bless our Military (past and present) and their families!
We've Got Your Back!

 

Support the families

Honor to meet Gold Star Father, Paul Monti, best known for driving his sons Truck in which the song tells their story performed by Lee Brice called "I Drive Your Truck." I had the extreme honor to even drive in the passenger seat of Jared's truck with Paul driving during the Jared C Monti Annual Bike Run. You may even recognize Mr. Monti and Jared's truck in my music video for "We've Got Your Back!". Please click on the photo above to go to their website to learn how you can assist in their many charitable events.

Honor to meet Gold Star Father, Paul Monti, best known for driving his sons Truck in which the song tells their story performed by Lee Brice called "I Drive Your Truck." I had the extreme honor to even drive in the passenger seat of Jared's truck with Paul driving during the Jared C Monti Annual Bike Run. You may even recognize Mr. Monti and Jared's truck in my music video for "We've Got Your Back!". Please click on the photo above to go to their website to learn how you can assist in their many charitable events.

Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunders major function is to publicize the POW/MIA issue. To educate the public that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all wars, and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners of War/Missing In Action. Second, we are committed to helping disabled veterans from all wars.

Rolling Thunders major function is to publicize the POW/MIA issue. To educate the public that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all wars, and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners of War/Missing In Action. Second, we are committed to helping disabled veterans from all wars.

Patriot bling

Patriot Bling is a great new organization with a mission! Patriot Bling sells bling patriotic items to bring awareness to Veteran Causes, specifically our lady Veterans. Each item they sell, a portion is donated to Sheppard's Hands, who helps homeless Lady Veterans and is working hard to create a homeless shelter in Lexington, KY.  The creator is also a woman Veteran herself! 
Shanna owns a pair so be sure to check her out possibly wearing them at the next show!

Patriot Bling is a great new organization with a mission! Patriot Bling sells bling patriotic items to bring awareness to Veteran Causes, specifically our lady Veterans. Each item they sell, a portion is donated to Sheppard's Hands, who helps homeless Lady Veterans and is working hard to create a homeless shelter in Lexington, KY. The creator is also a woman Veteran herself! Shanna owns a pair so be sure to check her out possibly wearing them at the next show!

Warrior Outreach Radio

Listen to Active Duty US Army Sgt First Class, CJ Porter as he hosts a show on the Warrior Outreach Radio that reaches out to Veterans mostly struggling with PTSD and other wounds of war. Shanna's song has been an inspiration to his audience and is played before his broadcast!

Listen to Active Duty US Army Sgt First Class, CJ Porter as he hosts a show on the Warrior Outreach Radio that reaches out to Veterans mostly struggling with PTSD and other wounds of war. Shanna's song has been an inspiration to his audience and is played before his broadcast!

Operation Blue Pride

Transforming our American Heroes into Oceans Heroes by realizing the human potential - both physically and emotionally - to help create awareness, education and inspiration for our ocean life with a epic adventure to dive with sharks.

Transforming our American Heroes into Oceans Heroes by realizing the human potential - both physically and emotionally - to help create awareness, education and inspiration for our ocean life with a epic adventure to dive with sharks.

Stars for Our Troops

Old tattered and faded US Flags are retired from service and Stars for Our Troops pass the legacy of their embroidered Stars to those that defended them. 
Stars for Our Troops cut the fields of blue, known as the canton, from these old flags, then scissor off the embroidered stars, Then they place the stars into a plastic bag with and an explanation:

"I am part of our American flag that has flown over the U.S.A.  I can no longer fly. The sun and winds have caused me  to become tattered and torn. 
Please carry me as 
a reminder that 
You are not forgotten."

Old tattered and faded US Flags are retired from service and Stars for Our Troops pass the legacy of their embroidered Stars to those that defended them. Stars for Our Troops cut the fields of blue, known as the canton, from these old flags, then scissor off the embroidered stars, Then they place the stars into a plastic bag with and an explanation:

"I am part of our American flag that has flown over the U.S.A. I can no longer fly. The sun and winds have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a reminder that You are not forgotten."

Military Order of the Purple Heart

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), begun in 1932 and chartered by Congress in 1958, is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, MOPH provides support to all veterans.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), begun in 1932 and chartered by Congress in 1958, is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, MOPH provides support to all veterans.

Project New Hope

Project New Hope Inc. is an organization that empowers Veterans and their families; helping them address Post-Deployment Challenges, fears and the stigma that sometimes Veterans and their families encounter. Project New Hope uses a strength based supportive approach through group discussions, peer sharing experiences and holistic approaches to healing so that our retreat attendees can return from a Project New Hope retreat to their lives, re-charged in hope and committed to succeeding in all they do

Project New Hope Inc. is an organization that empowers Veterans and their families; helping them address Post-Deployment Challenges, fears and the stigma that sometimes Veterans and their families encounter. Project New Hope uses a strength based supportive approach through group discussions, peer sharing experiences and holistic approaches to healing so that our retreat attendees can return from a Project New Hope retreat to their lives, re-charged in hope and committed to succeeding in all they do

Uxbridge Supports Our Troops

Providing care packages for the troops since 2003.

Providing care packages for the troops since 2003.

Boston Wounded Veterans Run

Every year Boston’s Wounded Vet Run will be dedicated to different veterans. All proceeds raised go towards housing modifications to suite a comfortable living for the disabled veteran. The event is sponsored by the Italian-American War Veterans, a federally chartered non-profit veterans organization. They fought, and we ride, a bike run honoring the wounded veteran’s of New England.

Every year Boston’s Wounded Vet Run will be dedicated to different veterans. All proceeds raised go towards housing modifications to suite a comfortable living for the disabled veteran. The event is sponsored by the Italian-American War Veterans, a federally chartered non-profit veterans organization. They fought, and we ride, a bike run honoring the wounded veteran’s of New England.

MA Military Heroes Fund

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing support to the families of military personnel with ties to Massachusetts who have died as a result of active duty service post 9/11/2001.

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing support to the families of military personnel with ties to Massachusetts who have died as a result of active duty service post 9/11/2001.

Hero helpers of america

The goal of Hero Helpers is to provide support for our active duty service members, reservists, veterans and their families.

The goal of Hero Helpers is to provide support for our active duty service members, reservists, veterans and their families.

C.A.S.T

Communities and Solders Together aka C.A.S.T is a great new local organization created by a combat vet with its mission to improving communities through volunteer service. This new non-profit has grown so quickly and made an impact already in the community and with the Soldiers that are a part of it!

Communities and Solders Together aka C.A.S.T is a great new local organization created by a combat vet with its mission to improving communities through volunteer service. This new non-profit has grown so quickly and made an impact already in the community and with the Soldiers that are a part of it!

Military Friends

The Military Friends Foundation recognizes the unique contributions and sacrifices made by Massachusetts National Guard, Reserve and Families of the Fallen. They are proud to offer grant programs, community events, referral services and more to eligible families who have faced hardships related to active service.

The Military Friends Foundation recognizes the unique contributions and sacrifices made by Massachusetts National Guard, Reserve and Families of the Fallen. They are proud to offer grant programs, community events, referral services and more to eligible families who have faced hardships related to active service.

Mass Vets Advisor

MassVetsAdvisor.org is an easy to use online resource created by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that strives to serve the nearly half-million Veterans living in Massachusetts, and their Families, as a bridge to the many benefits that they have earned in defense of our nation. By combining state and federal benefits, as well as non-profit resources into one tailored online search,
"We've Got Your Back" is now the theme song for their local TV show!

MassVetsAdvisor.org is an easy to use online resource created by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that strives to serve the nearly half-million Veterans living in Massachusetts, and their Families, as a bridge to the many benefits that they have earned in defense of our nation. By combining state and federal benefits, as well as non-profit resources into one tailored online search, "We've Got Your Back" is now the theme song for their local TV show!

Fisher House

The Fisher House Boston is a home away from home where our military families can stay while a loved one is receiving in house treatment at one of our medical centers. Any veteran or active military personnel, wartime or peacetime, is eligible to stay at the Fisher House.

The Fisher House Boston is a home away from home where our military families can stay while a loved one is receiving in house treatment at one of our medical centers. Any veteran or active military personnel, wartime or peacetime, is eligible to stay at the Fisher House.

Carry the Fallen - Team Minuteman

An elite 12 hour team ruck march to raise awareness about veteran suicide and to build a retreat for military families!
Please consider a donation, in honor of our friend Justin Fitch who fought hard for this cause. He passed away October 2015 from Stage IV Cancer.

An elite 12 hour team ruck march to raise awareness about veteran suicide and to build a retreat for military families! Please consider a donation, in honor of our friend Justin Fitch who fought hard for this cause. He passed away October 2015 from Stage IV Cancer.

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes

Help them build a memorial in Boston to pay tribute to all the Fallen since the Global War in Terrorism!!

Help them build a memorial in Boston to pay tribute to all the Fallen since the Global War in Terrorism!!

Operation Stand Down

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Rhode Island’s primary nonprofit resource for homeless and at-risk veterans. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Johnston, OSDRI’s mission is to help homeless and at-risk veterans secure stable housing.

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Rhode Island’s primary nonprofit resource for homeless and at-risk veterans. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Johnston, OSDRI’s mission is to help homeless and at-risk veterans secure stable housing.

CreatiVets

CreatiVets is an amazing organization that pairs Vets with pro-songwriters and allows Vets to tell their story and have it written in a song. Check out this amazing organization and their story!

CreatiVets is an amazing organization that pairs Vets with pro-songwriters and allows Vets to tell their story and have it written in a song. Check out this amazing organization and their story!

Thanks to Yanks

Thanks To Yanks, is a non-political 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support military members, veterans and their families. This organization, founded by Michael Shain in 2006, began with a 9/11 Tribute Dinner to recognize the sacrifices military families endured in response to the 9/11/01 attack on America.

Thanks To Yanks, is a non-political 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support military members, veterans and their families. This organization, founded by Michael Shain in 2006, began with a 9/11 Tribute Dinner to recognize the sacrifices military families endured in response to the 9/11/01 attack on America.

Boston State House - Veteran's Rally

Rally at the Massachusetts State House to support Veterans and bring awareness to do more to help Veterans especially those who suffer from invisible wounds like PTSD.

Rally at the Massachusetts State House to support Veterans and bring awareness to do more to help Veterans especially those who suffer from invisible wounds like PTSD.