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The INDY Fund is simply a vessel which brings the love and support of countless Americans directly to our HEROES who need it most. One way or another, we will make sure it reaches the Veterans!

Filmed in the South Carolina Lowcountry, the character of Lt. Dan, played by Oscar-nominated actor Gary Sinise in the film Forrest Gump, has come to symbolize the recovery process of today's war wounded. The weekend kicks off with a concert in North Charleston, SC performed by the Lt. Dan Band and is attended by thousands! The INDY Fund is now producing this event for its 6th consecutive year! Be a part of it!

LDW6 is Proud to Host Jonny Lang

KOA, Jonny Lang, Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band to Draw Veterans and Caregivers to SC from Around the US

August 12, 2015 — Today the Independence Fund announced the 6th annual Lt. Dan Weekend to take place in Charleston, South Carolina on September 18 – 19, 2015. The event will feature a number of events designed tosupport and honor our nation’s severely wounded service members and their families and caregivers. These events will include a concert featuring Koa, Jonny Lang, Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band. The weekend will also host an Independence Bike Ride that will enable severely wounded service members to participate using adaptive mobility cycles and an evening of dining and entertainment at the North Charleston Convention Center.

“The 6th annual Lt. Dan Weekend will be bringing celebrities, musicians and a host of special activities designedto support and honor our nation’s VIPs—our severely wounded veterans and their caregivers,” said Independence Fund Executive Director, Tommy Rieman. “Charleston is the ideal location for this incredible event—and we are thrilled to be hosting it here again in 2015.”

The two day event will commence with a VIP dinner featuring celebrities and other guests of honor to be announced on September 18th at 4:30 PM followed by a concert featuring Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band at 8:30 PM at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. The event is free for the public, however the Independence Fund has asked for participants to donate to the event or to sponsor the participation of a veteran in the event. The Independence Fund sponsors the entire Lt. Dan Weekend experience for veterans and caregivers including travel, hotels, meals free of charge. To make donations online go to click here.

The next morning, September 19, will feature an Independence Bike Ride that will commence at 7:30 AM and begin and end at the North Charleston Convention Center (route details to be release shortly). The Ride enables veterans who are overcoming a wide range of injuries sustained while in uniform to participate using a number of different types of adaptive mobility cycles. Local bike shops and volunteers will come together to outfit participants and produce the event.

The event will conclude with a dinner, raffle and concert at the N. Charleston Convention Center to support our nation’s wounded heroes featuring entertainment and musical guests that will be announced shortly.

About the Independence Fund:

The Independence Fund ( is a 501(c) 3 organization. Donations to the Fund are tax-deductible and help provide injured troops with the tools, therapies and guidance that they might not otherwise receive. Independence Fund has distributed more than $20M in grants and services to qualifying veterans including track chairs, custom cycles, and retreats for the veteran family. The Fund also provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) for injured veterans as part of its mission as well as group retreats and peer counseling programs.

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