George Strait Urges Fans to Support Military Members and Vets

by Quentin Blount
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Country music star George Strait is urging all of his fans to support the military members and veterans in their lives.

Everybody knows who George Strait is. Widely referred to as “The King of Country,” Strait has become one of the most influential and popular musicians of all time. The first thing that comes to mind when we think of him is definitely his iconic cowboy look and his old-school, no-nonsense style.

However, we also know that George Strait loves to support law enforcement as well as military members and veterans around the country. The King has made it no secret that he supports our nation’s vets and he works to bring awareness to several issues whenever he gets the chance.

George Strait Asks His Fans to Make A ‘Warrior Call’

On Sunday afternoon, George Strait was at it again bringing awareness to veteran issues. This time around, the country music star is promoting the organization Troops First and the Warrior Call movement. A Warrior Call is a process of simply calling a military member or veteran that you know and letting them know they are not alone.

You may be wondering why exactly a Warrior Call is so essential. Well, there are a lot of veterans out there who are suffering from PTSD and other mental health issues. Many of them do not seek help or treatment. As a matter of fact, nearly two-thirds of the veterans who take their own lives never make contact with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made matters worse thanks to more isolation and disconnection. According to the VA, social isolation is “arguably the strongest and most reliable predictor of suicidal ideation, [suicide] attempts, and lethal suicidal behavior.”

That’s why it’s so important for friends and family to reach out with just a simple phone call. And George Strait never misses a chance to shine the spotlight on America’s heroes.

“It’s National Warrior Call Day!” Strait posted on Twitter. “Join George and @Troops_First by making a #WarriorCall today by calling a military member or vet and letting them know they aren’t alone. For more information, visit warriorcall.org.”

Country Fans Thank Strait for His Support of U.S. Veterans

It goes without saying, but country music fans are definitely proud of George Strait. Old-school fans especially have grown up and seen Strait become a legend in the industry. Not only are they proud of what he has become as a musician, but they also love how dedicated he is to America’s military members.

“Thank you for your service and everything you do,” one fan replied. “You’re the best.”

“Thank you for your service sweetie,” another person commented. “I have a veteran, that I am very thankful for every day.”

“Thank you, George,” a third fan said. “Have a great day.”

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