Some of you might not be familiar with Chris Daughtry or his music. I, personally, enjoyed his music and watched him a time or two when he competed on American Idol.
On Fridays from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends presents a summer concert series outside of their studio in New York City. Last week, Charlie Daniels and his band were the main attraction. They have artists who span many genres of music and Daughtry has been a constant participant for the past few years. I sense he might not be invited back and that would not break my heart.
Yesterday, Daughtry (both the name of the band and the lead singer) finished their set. It was the end of the show, but anchor Steve Doocy had one more request before they went off the air for the day. This is how it went:
I highly doubt that any of the surviving veterans of D-Day were crowded around television sets, or computers, watching the show. They most likely are not aware of what transpired and I am almost certain they have no idea who Daughtry is. However, this band appeals to the 18 – 34 market. What a great example of patriotism for our younger citizens.
I do understand that he has played for our troops during the course of his not-even-a-decade long career, but appearances on national TV impact a far larger audience. An audience that may not understand that were it not for the sacrifices and bravery of troops from 12 allied nations on June 6, 1944, we all might be saying “Heil Hitler” each morning.