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Kevin Costner Supports Veterans in Performance With His Band

By    |   Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 06:15 PM

Kevin Costner and his band Modern West performed Sunday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum to support veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Costner, 58, whose brother served in Vietnam, took the stage for nearly an hour at the Library's Air Force One Pavilion. Comedian Adam Carolla served as the emcee.

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"We understand the sacrifice and probably will never completely understand, but we are with our soldiers," Costner said, according to Stars & Stripes.

The evening featured a silent auction with items that included a basketball signed by Michael Jordan from the Chicago Bulls' 1998 NBA Championship, a signed jersey by members of the Los Angeles Galaxy, and a football signed by "The Blind Side" star Quinton Aaron.

Ken Robinson, the vice chairman of Threat Deterrence, spoke to the audience about the impact of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and said there are nearly 7,000 homeless veterans currently living in Los Angeles alone. He also warned of diminishing financial resources, and a possible reduction of living allowances for military families.

"A man has to know that his back is covered and he doesn't have to worry that his family is going to have a place to sleep and food to eat and that's a question mark right now and it shouldn't be that way in the greatest country in the world, but it is," Robinson said.

"This room has experienced loss," Costner told the crowd, according to Stars & Stars. "It's clear, it's heavy and it's real and you move on but trying to describe this moment that you never get over is what this song really is about."



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