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Concerned Veterans for America Announces 2016 Defend Freedom Tour

By Concerned Veterans for America

Concerned Veterans for America Announces 2016 Defend Freedom Tour

21-stop tour kicks off in Des Moines January 16

Arlington, Va.Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) announced today the launch of the 2016 Defend Freedom Tour, which will feature an all-star lineup of prominent speakers and musical guests.

The tour’s mission will be to deliver a simple message to veterans, their families and devoted patriots across the country – honor service, defend freedom and take action.

The tour will visit 21 cities across 13 different states, beginning with Des Moines, Iowa, on January 16 and running through August 20. For more information on tour events, visit

Every event is free to attend and will feature performances by patriotic rock band Madison Rising, country music singer Ayla Brown, and a lineup of speakers who bring an unparalleled, inspiring message of service and freedom.

Speakers include:

Captain Sean Parnell, U.S. Army Ranger and author of New York Times bestseller “Outlaw Platoon”

Karen Vaughn, Founder of “For Our Son,” Gold Star Mother of fallen Navy SEAL Aaron Carson Vaughn (SEAL Team VI)

Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America and Fox News contributor

“Concerned Veterans for America is excited about next year’s Defend Freedom Tour, which will be the biggest and most dynamic yet,” said CVA CEO Pete Hegseth. “These events give veterans, their families and patriots across the country the chance to inspire and be inspired, and better empowers them to share their passion for freedom and love for this country with their communities, all with the goal of advancing pro-freedom policies that will benefit all Americans.”

At the events, guests will be encouraged to visit the CVA Action Center to sign up for Tour of Duty to get involved in CVA’s grassroots training and mobilization efforts. Guests of the Defend Freedom Tour will have the opportunity to organize within their communities to advocate for a strong America, improve the well-being of veterans and their families, and hold status-quo politicians of all stripes accountable.

To schedule a TV interview with Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, or other CVA experts, please email For media inquiries, contact


Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and prosperity we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.