Freedom Warriors

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            Operation Freedom Warriors   

Where We Came From


   Freedom Warriors founder Celeste Reichert Friedman is the daughter of the late Leo F. Reichert, U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  Celeste has toured the United States extensively as a musician and presenter. She is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, author composer and former radio personality.


For the past ten years, Celeste has performed and created special programs for World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans, in addition to producing several original songs for our men and women in action. In 2007, Celeste was selected as one of the 50 Writers of the 50 States by the Music for Troops organization. Her original works are included on two of their compilation CD's sent to over 50,000 of our American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. In December of 2011, she performed for local elementary schools in lower Manhattan, supporting the children of those lost in the World Trade Center attack.


Celeste's musical program,"Duty, Honor and Country", currently presented across Ohio, is endorsed by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio State University. Her efforts to support our history and fallen heroes have awarded her The Ohioana Citation Award in Music and Education; a Pat Weaver nomination for contributions in television; and royal recognition from the Office of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth for a composition honoring a fallen allied comrade in the British Forces.


Where We're Going


   It is our goal to reach every disabled veteran in every state of the USA. With dedicated sponsors, we can fulfill our call of duty by providing events that educate, inspire and entertain. Like a USO at the grass roots level, Freedom Warriors connects with your community right here at home, supporting our veterans from the day they set foot back on American soil and beyond.


Our sponsors and exhibitors may include a wide variety of supporters, from educators to medical equipment manufacturers and distributors; from pharmaceutical companies to insurance providers.


On stage, Celeste and her troupe of musical artists and guests speakers entertain, inspire and motivate. Ms. Friedman features such original pieces as "A Home Run", "The Son of A Soldier", "A Knock on the Door" and "If You Believe in Me", "America My Home" and "Where the eagles Fly!"



Locations and Venues


Operation Freedom Warriors 'will go where you need us, from VA hospitals, churches and schools to libraries, community centers to baseball stadiums.


We welcome your ideas to support our disabled veterans. Are you ready to go where we're going? Contact us at [email protected]


Thank you to all of our participating schools across the nation who have joined us in SING ACROSS AMERICA and students and teachers across the USA who have honored our veterans this month. You are so awesome!

Southside and Gadsden City High Schools, Gadsden, Alabama
Sand Lake Elementary, Juneau, Alaska
Talkeetna Elementary, Susitna Junior & Senior HS, Talkeetna, Alaska
Wasilla HS Air Force Junior ROTC, Wasilla, Alaska
Cochise Elementary School, Scottsdale, Arizona
Mitchell HS JROTC, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Carson Middle School, Fort Carson, Colorado
Cherry Creek Schools, Greenwood Village, Colorado
Marion County Schools, Ocala, Florida
Deane Bozeman School, Panama City Beach, Florida
Gilchrist Elementary School, Tallahasee, Florida
Kuna HS, Melba Junior High Schools, Nampa, Idaho
Mundelein HS, Chicago
Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School, Oak Lawn, Illinois
Hannum Elementary, Oak Lawn, Illinois
Willowbrook HS, Villa Park, Illinois
Streator Elementary School, Bloomington, Illinois
Prairie Hill Elementary, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Clinton Middle Schools, Clinton, Iowa
Mundelein HS, Chicago
Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School, Oak Lawn, Illinois
Hannum Elementary, Oak Lawn, Illinois
Willowbrook HS, Villa Park, Illinois
Streator Elementary School, Bloomington, Illinois
Michigan City HS, Michigan City, Indiana
Washington County School District, Springfield, Kentucky
Calvert Elementary, Elkton, Maryland
Newton County Day School of the Sacred Heart, Newton, Massachusetts
Albert-Lea Area Schools, Minnesota
Nevis, Menahga Schools, Park Rapids, Minnesota
Range Schools, Virginia, Minnesota
Vancleave HS, Vancleave, Mississippi
Springfield Schools, Ozarks, Springfield, Missouri
Trenton, Missouri Schools
Frenchtown District School, Missoula, Montana
Hub Territory Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska
Mount Holly and Burlington County Schools, New Jersey
JROTC, Clovis, New Mexico
Lura M. Sharp Elementary, Pulaski, New York

State Street Elementary, Skaneateles, New York
Draper Elementary School, Eden, North Carolina
Fisher School, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Legend Elementary, Newark, Ohio
Lakewood Jr. High, Hebron, Ohio
Cherry Valley Elementary, Newark, Ohio
St. Francis de Sales Elementary, Newark, Ohio
Fort Loramie Schools, Sidney, Ohio
Galion City Schools, Galion, Ohio
John Sells Middle School, Dublin, Ohio
Newberg Public Schools, Newberg, Oregon
Neidig Elementary, Quakertown Community School District, Pennsylvania
Oxford Valley Elementary, Falls, Pennsylvania
Mitchell, South Dakota Area District Schools
Oak Hill School, Nashville, Tennessee
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Memphis, Tennessee
Georgetown Schools, Austin, Texas
Lamar Bruni Vergara Middle School, Laredo, Texas
Orange County Public Schools, Orange, Virginia
Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, Virginia
Mercer County Schools, Princeton, West Virginia
Everett HS Navy Junior ROTC, Everett, Washington
St. Thomas More Catholic School, Snohomish County, Lynnwood, Washington
Albany County Schools, Laramie, Wyoming

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