Dr. Biden introduces Got Your 6 partner Bandstand at the Tony Awards
Posted June 13, 2017 by Mark Szymanski
On Sunday, June 11, Got Your 6 was proud to be represented by the former Second Lady and long-time military family/veteran advocate Dr. Jill Biden at the 2017 Tony Awards. During her introduction of a performance by the Tony-winning Broadway musical, Bandstand, Dr. Biden received a standing ovation when she took the stage to speak to Got Your 6’s campaign to support veterans through our 6 Certified program, which recognizes film, television, and theatrical content that accurately represents veterans.
During her introduction, she said, “In the armed forces, ‘got your six’ means, ‘I’ve got your back.’ I’m proud to say that the organization Got Your 6, which works to empower veterans has partnered with the thrilling musical Bandstand to highlight the experiences and talents of America’s veterans. As the daughter of a World War II signal man and the mother of an Army captain, I’ve seen how the scars of service can haunt even in the best of situations.”
“As veterans cope with returning to civilian life, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen and discover the power of music to find their voice, their purpose and redemption. I’m honored to say to our veterans on behalf of Joe, myself and the company of Bandstand and everybody else here, we’ve got your six,” she concluded.
Below are just some of the media stories that covered Dr. Biden’s appearance at the Tony Awards:
New York Times: At the Tony Awards, Avoiding Politics for the Most Part
Huffington Post: Dr. Jill Biden Receives Standing Ovation at Tony Awards
Washington Post: Tony Awards 2017: The things you missed
Entertainment Weekly: 9 things you didn’t see at the Tony Awards
US Magazine: Jill Biden Gets Standing Ovation at 2017 Tony Awards