Trace Adkins will perform the national anthem at a ceremony in Tyler, Texas, recognizing 33 World War II veterans before they fly off to Washington D.C.The trip is being funded by the Brookshire Grocery Company, the same chain that sells Trace Adkins' Hightower's Country Smoked Sausage.

The send-off celebration is open to the public and will take place on May 31st, in Tyler.

While in D.C., the vets will visit the WWII Memorial, U.S. Capitol and see the changing of the guard at the National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, before returning home on June 2nd.