Khalid Honors Military In iHeartRadio's 'State Farm Neighborhood Sessions'
By Isha Thorpe
November 10, 2017
Today (Nov. 10) is Veterans Day. As we all know, this special holiday was created to honor all the brave men and women who serve in the United States military.
According to Military.com, Veterans Day was first named Armistice Day. Its initial purpose was to celebrate the end of World War I, which was dated November 11, 1918. "In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress -- at the urging of the veterans service organizations -- amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans," the site reads. "With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars."
Years later and millions of people across the country proudly show respect to the many soldiers who've battled, and continue to fight for American citizens' freedom. One of the many people who have a great deal of appreciation for the military is recording artist Khalid, who was a military kid.
In the iHeart presents State Farm Neighborhood Sessions Series, the star shared his experience growing up with a mother who served, why he respects the military so much and how having a parent in the military influences the music that he creates. Khalid has also partnered with CAMMO Music, which is a non-profit organization that "collects resources and donations to help military families use music to heal."
In the video above, Khalid says about the organization: "We need programs involving art and involving music because it's the closest expression to ourselves. If you listen to a song, if you sing a song, if you write a song, you feel connected because that song is a part of you."
Check out the iHeart presents State Farm Neighborhood Sessions Series with Khalid above!
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