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Neil Diamond joins celebrity list for A Capitol Fourth

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Jun 27, 2013 7:44 AM

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning musician and songwriter Neil Diamond became an inspirational figure in the city's recovery efforts. Diamond, who was moved to write about the incomprehensible tragedy that rocked the city on April 15, 2013, will be nationally debuting "Freedom Song (They'll Never Take Us Down)," on the 33rd annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth. 100% of the proceeds from the song sales will benefit One Fund Boston and the Wounded Warrior Project.

"I, like so many other Americans, felt helpless during the recent attacks in Boston and wanted so much to reach out and not only help those people affected in a direct way but to lift their spirits as well and let them know they were not alone; that the entire American community felt a close kinship with them," shared Diamond. "I was inspired to devote myself to the creation of a new song which expressed my love for this country and its two greatest assets: the spirit of its people and the freedoms it has afforded us all by law."

This year there are two ways to enjoy A Capitol Fourth on witf.  You can watch the show on witf TV beginning at 8:00pm, and new this year you can also hear it on witf FM at 8:00pm.  More information about A Capitol Fourth...

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