The former Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh appears to have taken his work with U.S. military veterans to a new level with the announcement of a new charity dedicated to providing support services to those military heroes returning from fighting in conflicts around the world. As he revealed the lineup for a benefit concert for U.S. military veterans, Walsh also stated he was working on a new, not for profit known as “VetsAid” that would be the next step in his lifelong work to publicize the issues surrounding veterans returning to the U.S. from various parts of the world.
Joe Walsh has a personal interest in the issues facing military veterans as his own father was killed when the former Boston and Ringo Starr & His All Star Band member was only 20 months old, according to Rolling Stone. Over the course of his career the guitarist has worked with many veterans groups and has now put together a benefit concert featuring The Zac Brown Band and Keith Urban taking place in Fairfax, Virginia; the concert will also feature special guests for the finale of the show Jose Walsh promised would be one to remember.
The work completed by Joe Walsh in working with veterans groups has seen him offer guitar lessons to returning military personnel as they rehab in various medical institutions across the U.S. At times Walsh has also been outspoken about various conflicts taking place around the world, including the continued deployment of U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan that has become the longest conflict involving America in the history of the nation.