On August 30, 2023, eight singer-songwriters traveled from Nashville, TN to O'Fallon, MO to spend two days meeting with Veterans & First Responders at The St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Their mission? To turn their true life stories into songs. On September 2, 2023 they performed those songs live at the O'Fallon Elk Lodge at what would become the inaugural Songs For Heroes concert. The event left such a lasting impact on the participants, attendees, volunteers, and community that we decided to turn SFH into a nonprofit.