Veterans Day with The Big Voice

Veterans Day was originally observed as Armistice Day - celebrating the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when World War I allied countries signed an armistice with Germany in Compiègne, France, bringing to a close “the war to end all wars.” But was was not ended, and less than two decades later the world would find itself thrust back into international conflict. Armistice Day became Veterans Day in the United States, honoring service members of the armed forces both living and dead for their sacrifice.

On November 10th, 2018, one day before the centennial of the first Armistice Day, the Big Voice, together with Backyard BBQ and friends in Kettle Falls, will celebrate our troops with a special fundraising event on November 10. Country music band Brewers Grade out of The Dalles, Oregon,  will be playing a special concert at Backyard BBQ, with opening acts by Chipped & Broken and local USMC veteran Dylan Yeager.

Backyard BBQ is continuing their annual tradition of providing a free prime rib dinner to all U.S. Military Veterans (please bring proof of service) on November 10, starting at 3 P.M. The music starts at 4 P.M. in Backyard BBQ’s backroom, complete with dance floor, and there will be a $10 cover charge for the show - cover charge includes a raffle ticket to win amazing prizes including gift certificates, patriotic apparel and much more.

All funds raised go to support the American Freedom Fund Patriots Shooting Team, an all-veteran and active duty service member competitive shooting team, based out of Washington State, many local to the Colville/Kettle Falls area. The Patriots Shooting Team has competed in long range, multi-gun and trap shooting competitions, winning in multiple categories and building a stronger network between veterans in the local community as well as the competitive shooting world.

Come out on November 10 to support local veterans and enjoy dinner at Backyard BBQ, and stay for the music and dancing through the night. One Raffle ticket is included with cover charge, but you can earn extra entries with a donation to the American Freedom Fund at the event.

If you are interested in contributing as a sponsor of the event or making a tax-deductible donation to the American Freedom Fund online at or contact The Big Voice by email or call 509.675.3504.

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