Madison Rising Congratulates Google on Doodle Selection And Offers Download In Their Honor

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Patriotic rock band congratulates tech titan for 'Coming Home' artwork honoring military veterans reuniting with their families; offers free download of their hit song Walking Through That Door to celebrate past and future reunions.

Sabrina Brady's winning Doodle honoring our troops

Silicon Valley is often perceived as a being less patriotic than many other parts of the country, so Google's gesture is particularly refreshing.

Patriotic rock band Madison Rising expressed its gratitude to tech giant Google today for selecting 17 year-old Sabrina Brady as the winner of their 2013 Doodle 4 Google contest. The competition’s theme for this year was “My Best Day Ever ... ,” and Brady's winning artwork - titled “Coming Home” - shows her racing into her father's arms upon his return from an 18-month deployment in Iraq. The image was featured front and center on Google's home page yesterday, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The artwork was selected from over 100,000 submissions.

“Thank you for taking a moment to honor those who sacrifice so much for our country,” said lead singer Dave Bray, a veteran himself and former 8404 Corpsman. "Tens of thousands of men and women will be returning home to their families this year, and to see Google openly honoring them in front of hundreds of millions of people was very touching for us as a band."

Silicon Valley is often perceived as a being less patriotic than many other parts of the country, so Google's gesture is particularly refreshing. In observance of that action, the band is offering free downloads of their hit song Walking Through That Door (video available on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/OkAr9Bov5Gc), which musically describes the same themes expressed in Brady’s artwork. For your free Memorial Day Weekend download, please visit http://shop.madisonrising.com/products/walking-through-that-door-free-limited-time-download

Madison Rising is best known for their #1 best-selling rock rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. With nearly four million views on YouTube, their performance has brought chills to countless Americans throughout this country and the band is well on its way of completing its challenge (http://www.starspangledbannerchallenge.com) of five million views by July 4th.    

Madison Rising promotes the principles of liberty, independence, smaller government and personal responsibility. Their mission is not only to make great music, but to also send a message that American culture is alive and well.

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