As part of its ongoing efforts to honor and support military personnel and veterans, Boeing, in partnership with the Chicago Bears Football Club, the USO of Illinois and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, has launched “Home & Away,” an initiative that extends the Boeing-Bears “Salute to the Military” in-game recognition that occurs at all Chicago Bears home games.
The goal of Home & Away is to create an avenue for active and retired military and their families, sports fans and civilians who are not in attendance at the game to share their support for U.S. armed forces personnel. Throughout the campaign, supporters can share their personal tribute by sending a message of gratitude and posting a salute – a simple gesture of thanks – at www.facebook.com/usoofillinois.
To highlight the importance of these salutes, Boeing and the USO of Illinois will share eight short video tributes in the days leading up to Veterans Day on Nov. 11. The musical score in each of the features was composed by jazz musician and Emmy Award-winning composer, Orbert Davis, performed by Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, and was commissioned by Boeing specifically for this purpose.
The music will be available for purchase and download on CDbaby.com, the iTunes store and at www.chijazzphil.org/homeandaway. It will also be made available through the Boeing Store. Proceeds from every purchase will go to support America’s troops and their families through the USO of Illinois.