The Achilles FREEDOM TEAM of Wounded Veterans is grateful for Michael Amante's loyal support. His patriotism inspires the injured servicemen and women as they undergo rehabilitation and rebuild their lives. Michael's talent and musicality are matched only by his generosity. We are excited to hear his new CD "Amante Salutes America" and thank him for his commitment to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's wounded veterans.
Founder and Director of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans
“National Amputee Chapter 76, Disabled American Veterans and the National Amputation Foundation welcome Michael Amante into our family of supporters who understand that the price of Freedom is not free!” and are honored to be selected by Amante Salutes America as one of the supported charities.
-Paul Bernacchio President of the National Amputee Chapter 76, Disabled American Veterans and the National Amputation Foundation, Inc.
During World War II my father was a pilot in the United States Army Air Corp. He had flown over 91 combat missions. Growing up and hearing the accounts of his and his fellow service men and women during the war is where my profound respect for our U.S. Armed Forces began. In all of my concerts I dedicate a song to our U.S. Veterans and active service personnel. Then in December, 2006 I decided to tribute an entire concert to our U.S. Armed Forces. It began with a concert to tribute the men and women who served for our Country during World War II and a portion of the proceeds went to the American Legion. In 2007 I met Dick Traum, Mary Bryant and Genna Griffith from the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and I was immediately taken in by this organization. They asked if I would sing the National Anthem to start the Hope and Possibility Race in Central Park. Before the race started I had the honor to meet a number of the disabled wounded veterans. After meeting Melissa Stockwell, first female amputee back from Iraq and John Devine, a Long Island Vietnam Veteran I knew that from this day forward my December concerts would be dedicated to our disabled veterans and this is where the idea for Amante Salutes America was born.