Award-winning, country music recording artist, songwriter and producer, Aaron Tippin (who is most recognized for his patriotic smash hit single “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly,” among others) was honored at the DAR 118th Continental Congress for his outstanding dedication and service to American troops and their families.
Tippin was presented with the DAR Founders Medal for Patriotism by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on National Defense Night (the evening of Friday, July 10, 2009) at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.—near the White House.
One of the most prestigious of DAR awards, this recognition "honors an adult who has displayed outstanding patriotism in the promotion of our American ideals of God, home and country through faithful and meritorious service to community, state and nation. Founders’ Medal recipients must have displayed extraordinary acts of heroism, service, patriotism and achievement. The medal is presented in recognition of deeds, service or educational pursuits that go far beyond the obligations of an individual's employment or normal duties." (According to the DAR handbook.)
A family celebration, Aaron was accompanied by his wife Thea and two sons, Teddy and Thomas.