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The Gift Of Song For Veterans At Freedom Sings USA

Steve Dean, one of Freedom Sings USA lead songwriters, instructs a class at the Lifestyle Center in Chattanooga.
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Steve Dean, one of Freedom Sings USA lead songwriters, instructs a class at the Lifestyle Center in Chattanooga.

Almost 10,000 veterans live here in the Chattanooga area.

Our own Cameron McLean tells us about a nonprofit that connects with veterans - and veterans with each other - through song.

Steve Dean, one of Freedom Sings USA lead songwriters, instructs a class at the Lifestyle Center in Chattanooga.
Cameron McLean / WUTC
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Steve Dean, one of Freedom Sings USA lead songwriters, instructs a class at the Lifestyle Center in Chattanooga.
Freedom Sings USA banner
Freedom Sings USA
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Freedom Sings USA banner

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