Beyond The Uniform

Standing Strong and True

A new tribute song featuring well known Canadian Country artists and musicians has been released on the web to honour and support Canada’s Fallen Soldiers and their families.

The song, Standing Strong and True (For Tomorrow) was written by Ron Irving along with Lynda and Tom McKillip to honour Canadian Forces members.

“We wanted to let military families know how much the sacrifices they have made were appreciated by the rest of us,” says Ron Irving. “We have a son who just turned 24 and the thought of losing him in war is more than unthinkable. So, if in some small way this song can let the families know that we care and we raise some money to help out the cause, then I say it is all excellent!”

The song features vocal contributions from Canadian Country artists Terri Clark, Crystal Shawanda, Jaydee Bixby, and Aaron Pritchett. It was sponsored by CMT Canada, The Department of National Defense, EMI Music Canada, Open Road Recordings, Fabian Dobson and Bam Stecyk. To see the video and hear the song go to:

Proceeds from the sale of the song and video will be donated to two charities: The Military Families Fund and Boomer’s Legacy. The Military Families Fund serves in collaboration with the Military Family Resource Centre to provide immediate care and support to military families in need. It allows for agile response to short-term emergencies as well as long-term support. Boomer’s Legacy is a charitable foundation that provides funding for soldiers on patrol to use to help build communities and help meet the needs of citizens abroad. Boomer’s Legacy was founded by Maureen Eykelenboom in honour of her son Corporal Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom who was killed in Afghanistan in August 2006.

The single is available for digital purchase now on iTunes and the video will be available for digital purchase on November 2nd. The website will launch Nov. 1st in honour of our Canadian Heroes.

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