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Hank Williams Jr. to receive patriot award

Hank Williams Jr. to receive patriot award
Posted November 14th, 2013 @ 1:10pm

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Hank Williams Jr. is getting acknowledged for his support of the U.S. military.  The country star has been tapped to receive Operation Troop Aid's Patriot Award. 

OTA founder Mark Woods says Hank Jr.'s "art, legacy of family, and spirit of patriotism is exactly why this award exists."  He adds that the singer has "never forgotten his roots and why we have the freedom we do in America." 

Williams will be presented with his award during his New Year's Eve concert in Nashville on December 31st. 

Williams is the latest country star to receive the honor, which, in previous years has gone to Toby Keith, Charlie Daniels, and Darryl Worley.  Other past honorees include actor Gary Sinise and the rock band KISS. 

Operation Troop Aid provides care packages and other morale boosters for troops stationed in the U.S. and abroad. 

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