Fort Sill concert gives back to military kids

Fort Sill concert gives back to military kids
(Source KSWO)
(Source KSWO)

FORT SILL, OK (KSWO) - It was all about the children of military members on Sunday on Fort Sill. A concert on the Polo Field featured Disney pop band Forever In Your Mind with opening act American Idol singer Tristan McIntosh.

There were hundreds of fans waiting to hear tunes from the Disney artists.

"I get to meet my idols and like my favorite people," said Chasity Lewis, Forever In Your Mind fan.

"Oh my gosh this is my favorite band. I love them so much," said Maddie Winslow, Forever In Your Mind fan.

Maddie and her sister drove all the way from Dallas just to see the band.

She said seeing her favorite band in person is the chance of a lifetime.

"They care about their fans so much, and they are just so original with their songs. And I just love them," Maddie said.

Forever in Your Mind band member Liam Attridge said he was excited to perform for fans, but even more so for the kids whose family members are in the military.

"I think it's awesome because obviously, their mothers and fathers are out there fighting for our country and our freedom," Attridge said. "So, you know they deserve to be given back to as the kids."

Organizer of the concert Brenda Spencer Raglend said their goal was to honor military children for what they do.

"You know our kids make incredible sacrifices, and it's just an opportunity for us to give back to them," Raglend said.

The concert opener Tristan McIntosh is a military child herself.

She said her hope was that the kids not only enjoyed a day full of music, but were also inspired to follow their dreams no matter their circumstance.

"It kind of shows people that no matter where you come from, or if you're a military child. No matter what, you can do what you love. It's just so amazing to be here honestly," McIntosh said.

Visit the Fort Sill Army MWR website for more events hosted on Fort Sill for Month of the Military Child.

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