In 2007 Larry wrote a song to honor the Eden Prairie Fire Department. After going out with them on a fire, the first draft of Duty, Honor, Courage, was written. The song remained in limbo until 2009, when he performed at Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday party at Madison Square Garden, and visited Ground Zero for the first time on that trip.
On 9/11 he’ll be performing Duty, Honor, Courage at the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 on the Capitol steps with more than 12 different faith communities offering words of consolation and inspiration. Government leaders, including Governor Dayton, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and other elected officials; members of law-enforcement, military, firemen and EMS personnel will represent those who serve.
Participating musicians and artists include Brother Ali, Larry Long, Sheila Ray Charles, and Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. Music Director Scott Winters will direct an all-volunteer orchestra made up of some of the area’s top classical musicians.
Make your plans to attend with your family and friends today. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on the capitol lawn.
You can learn more at their official website, www.minnesotansstandingtogether.com