TYLER, Texas, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Military non-profit The Boot Campaign has a new supporter on board! Country superstar Gary Allan has pledged his commitment to the troops by putting on his own pair of Boot Campaign military issue combat boots and "taking a walk in a soldier's shoes."
Supporters of the Boot Campaign purchase boots with all proceeds going to partner military charities that help with a variety of both physical and emotional issues that returning soldiers face today. The Boot Campaign wants Americans to put the boots on to "symbolically walk in the shoes of our military men and women to remember their service and sacrifice."
"As a former member of the Army, this holds a special place in my heart. I'm proud to work with such a fine organization. I'm headlining the Throwdown Tour this year and was glad to see that the Boot Campaign was going to be on the road with us. I think it's great that a tour of this size is working hand in hand with the Boot Campaign, supporting veterans as they come home from combat...it just feels right." Gary Allan
Allan joins the ranks of current Boot Campaign celebrity ambassadors Dolly Parton, The Rock, Texas Governor Ricky Perry, Troy Aikman, Nolan Ryan, Charlie Daniels, George Jones and Gretchen Wilson.
The Boot CampaignThe Boot Campaign is a grassroots military appreciation and veteran awareness campaign started by five women from Texas, known as the Boot Girls. The Boot Girls launched the Boot Campaign in 2009 to spread awareness of the needs of military personnel returning home from combat and express gratitude to current military. Through the sale of military combat boots, the Boot Campaign donates proceeds to a group of partner charities that work with soldiers healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, "When They Come Back, We Give Back." www.BootCampaign.com