Boots for the Troops concert sends military members home for the holidays

- It's that time of year, whether you're based at Fort Hood or Fort Bliss there is an urge most men and women are feeling as they serve the country.

"All of us like to be around family during the holidays it's a special meaningful time," Jimmy Rogers says.

So what would stop military men and women if they have been granted leave?  How about money? If you didn't know any member of the military hoping to travel home for the holidays have to cough up the money themselves.

Lindsey Rogers says, "I get a lot of people saying, 'Doesn't the military pay for you flights home?' It's a common misconception.  The military does not pay for your flights."

Magnolia residents Jimmy and his wife Lindsey know this all too well.  Jimmy was in the military and realizes the hardship service members go through trying to get home for the holidays.  That's why he and Lindsey started Boots for Troops two years ago

The Rogers are converting their fully functional farm in Magnolia to a concert venue this weekend.  It's billed as the concert in the country with big names such as Jason Cassidy and Jody Booth.

The Rogers with the help of the public are hoping to raise thousands of dollars to help get members of the military home this holiday season.

The event will take place November 19 at Show Sports Farm at 32931 Wright Rd. Magnolia, TX 77355. Gates open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. Live performances by Jason Cassidy, Jake Worthington, Jody Booth, and David Byrnes.

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