Lynyrd Skynyrd will show their support for the U.S. military at a special concert in Washington, D.C., this Sunday, a day before the inauguration ceremony to mark the start of President Barack Obama‘s second term in office.  The Southern rockers will headline the 2013 Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Concert Ball, an event taking place at the Warner Theater that will celebrate the country’s military men and women.

The event will be co-hosted by a variety of high-ranking Republican politicians, including Speaker of the House John Boehner, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and congressmen Spencer Bachus, Howard “Buck” McKeon and Bill Shuster.  Also scheduled to attend the ball will be members of the Tuskegee Airmen, as well as representatives from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Warrior Transition Brigade.

The invitation-only gala is being sponsored by Citizens Helping Heroes, the Green Beret Foundation and the Washington Humane Society’s DOG TAGS program, which offers wounded military personnel the chance to train and care for homeless dogs.

Meanwhile, Lynyrd Skynrd is set to kick off its 2013 tour itinerary on Tuesday night with a concert at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.  The band continues to support its latest studio album, Last of a Dyin’ Breed, which was released in August.  Skynyrd recently debuted a new lyrics video for the song “Ready to Fly,” which can be viewed online now.  Visit LynyrdSkynyrd.com to check out the group’s entire confirmed tour schedule.

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