One of country music’s most popular singers and American Idol’s finalist Kellie Pickler is giving back to our men overseas.
You had to wonder who would fill those big Bob Hope shoes. A man who dedicated a big part of his life entertaining the troops. From the Bob Hope website: “Bob Hope’s unwavering commitment to the morale of America’s servicemen and women is entertainment history, indeed, world history. Many say ‘legend.’ For nearly six decades, be the country at war or at peace, Bob, with a band of Hollywood gypsies, traveled the globe to entertain our service men and women.”
Pickler appears to have made it her mission to spread a little Christmas cheer to the men and women in the military and in doing so, has a great start to filling those shoes.
The sweet country singer has traveled seven times overseas to entertain our military troops. This Christmas 2013 trip marks her seventh USO Tour, scheduled for nine days – hitting two countries and performing five shows, as well as spending time with troops. The USO tours campaign, “Every Moment Counts.”
“Not every Christmas do you get to fist bump a soldier while dangling your feet off the back of a Chinook flying in Afghanistan. Merry Christmas from the Middle East.” Pickler posted on her Facebook Page.
“The USO tours and programs I’ve been a part of have definitely been the highlight of my career, so I’m honored to join the USO in helping to raise awareness about the many precious moments that our troops and their families sacrifice due to their commitment and service to our country,” Pickler said in a statement. “Every Moment Counts is especially close to my heart because it not only recognizes their personal sacrifices, but gives Americans the opportunity to thank our troops with a special gift of a moment.”
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