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How did Wednesday's headliner spend Memorial Day?

by Paul Heling

Brantley Gilbert has been raising funds for the military charity, Folds of Honor. In honor, Gilbert took a six day, 3,000 mile motorcycle ride from Athens, GA to Arlington, VA, ending on Memorial Day. This mini tour promoted his new album as well as raise money for Folds of Honor. The final stop was at the Arlington National Cemetery where Gilbert laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as well as the grave of fallen Air Force Captain, Dennis Michael White

Taste of Country reports Gilbert had a humbling experience while in Arlington. Gilbert was able to realize just how big the world truly is. His new album is a huge part of his life, but honoring these heroes was an irreplaceable experience.

Gilbert is thankful for his freedom. He realizes he wouldnt be able to do something such as ride his motorcycle so freely if it wasnt for all of those who have sacrificed for our country.

Gilberts visit to the Arlington National Cemetery was nothing short of emotional. Throughout his partnership with Folds of Honor, he has gained a powerful sense of Patriotism.

View more photos of Brantley in the Y100 studio in February.

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