“A Soldier’s Gift” honors troops deployed for the holidays

At some point, in most military careers, our men and women in uniform will spend the holidays apart from their families.  It can be tough on both sides — for the family and for those serving.

Tim Rushlow

Recording artist Tim Rushlow

Acclaimed recording artist Tim Rushlow, the former lead singer of the group Little Texas, is one of the performers who spent some of his holidays traveling to entertain those deployed and based overseas.

“I co-wrote ‘A Soldier’s Gift’ after one of the many times I visited with and performed for our troops who are serving away from home during the holiday season,” Rushlow shared with VAntage Point.  “It occurred to me to say a special ‘thank-you’ to the men and women who are away from their families so that I can be with mine.”

Our Servicemembers are near and dear to my heart, and I appreciate them so much. This song is just a small token of gratitude because I wanted to pay tribute to them. Here’s wishing a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season to everyone.” – Tim Rushlow

Rushlow’s song “A Soldier’s Gift” pays tribute to America’s Armed Forces. Here’s the video that was just recently released, which can also be viewed on Vimeo and YouTube.


Megan Moloney

— Megan served at VA from May 2013 to July 2018. She is the daughter, granddaughter and spouse of Army and Navy Veterans who served in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.


  1. Laurie Culbertson    

    Beautiful beautiful song !! Says it all

  2. Quinn E. Urban DAhlstrom    

    Thank you for the song and pictures– it always brings tears to my eyes when someone does something nice for the men and women of the military. I am US Navy Vietnam Era WAVE.

  3. Earnest Eakins    

    I am a veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan. The people are great at VA. I have a problem with the system in which they operate. I know what my primary physician wants done and he requested.

    1.The system denied his request. There seems there is no connection between primary and specialty Care. This situation impedes the veterans Care. Primary care on the outside is much faster. It also costs VA more when the system makes the care plan and there is human interface.
    2. VA medications are the cheapest available the same MEDS are obsolete outside VA. Veterans should be afforded the very best on the market. It seems as though the VA pharmacy operates as Insurance companies do. There is no excuse for the way this works!!!!!

  4. James Clement    

    I am just overwhelmed .9h8W

  5. James Clement    

    Yes I just listen to Tim Rushlows song and I just have to say thank you .since I served it just makes me happy and feels good inside when veterans are honored like this thank you so very much

  6. Winsome Ann Maria Allen    

    Simple Beautiful… Merry Christmas 2016….. Happy Holiday Seasons….. All the Best for 2017 to All….

  7. Oliver L Raglin Jr    

    This is something great for the veteran because as we know veterans do get over look for a lot of things

  8. Missy Nelson    

    So beautiful. Thank you for blessing us all with this song for veterans/service members. 🙂

  9. Gary Edwards    

    If only that was true about cutting down wait times not at the Little Rock AR VA

  10. Candy Varner    

    Thank You, Beautiful song and bless are soldiers everywhere this holiday season!

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