The Afters spent the week prior to Thanksgiving, showing gratitude to our troops by performing a live show. The band took a break from their European tour and headied to Ali Al Salem Air force base in Kuwait, which is near the border of Iraq. This base played a key role in the success of the gulf war.
“It was a huge honor to spend time with the great men and women serving our country there. Many of them have been there for 5 or more months, sacrificing precious time away from their families to help insure our freedom and safety,” said lead singer Josh Havens. “Our hope was to encourage them and thank them for the great sacrifices that they make. It was a very special time that we will always remember and be grateful for. During the show, the soldiers sang along, danced, and worshipped with us.”
He continues, “We give thanks for all of the brave men and women serving our great country! Please join us in praying for them and their families…for their safety and that God continues to give them strength and unity!”