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Roger Waters Salutes Wounded Veterans

Posted November 9th, 2012 by PFO Staff

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Roger Waters honored wounded veterans Thursday night at the sixth annual Stand Up for Heroes charity event in New York City. The founding Pink Floyd singer/bassist performed with a group of wounded vets he recently met at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.

Waters and the wounded soldiers performed three songs, included Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” The other 2 were Bob Dylans’ “Knockin’ on Heavens door” and Levon Helms’ “Wide River to Cross”/

The event at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre also featured performances by Bruce Springsteen and John Mayer along with appearances by Robin Williams, Jon Stewart and Ricky Gervais. The fundraiser benefits injured service members, veterans and their families.

Stand Up for Heroes supports the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has provided more than $12 million to assist members of the U.S. armed services.

The whole show was great, but if you’d like to skip ahead to the Roger bits, they can be found at: 1:10:10 and 1:53:27.


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