Warriors Rock concert honors veterans

Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. - Marty Kuhar served in the army during the Vietnam War. He said music was one of the things that reminded him of home while he was deployed.

That's the idea behind the Warriors Rock tribute concert, which raises money for veterans organizations all over the state.

"I think it's the perfect tribute to veterans. This is what they do and we're very appreciative of it. It's always good to let veterans know what they've done makes a difference and I think this concert will do so," said Marty Kuhar, Operations Director for the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.

Kimberly Racan organizes the tribute concert. Her husband's band, Gary Racan and the Studio-E Band, will perform for the first time in Johnstown this weekend. Both she and her husband's fathers served in the military. They started the Warriors Rock concerts four years ago.

"Not only do they hear great music, but to hear the stories of veterans, which we display throughout the night, is quite rewarding. It's a very unique production and Ill never stop doing these," said Kimberly Racan, the founder of Warriors Rock.

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania in Johnstown, which helps homeless veterans find jobs and housing. Kuhar wants all veterans to know that help is out there.

"If you have a need with rental or job assistance and you're homeless or on the verge of being homeless, there's an  organization out there ready to help. And believe me, we are ready to help," Kuhar said.

The Warriors Rock concert takes place at the Forest Hills High School auditorium on Saturday, April 22. Tickets cost $15 at the door and $10 for veterans and students. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m.

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