Cousin Shane forwarded me the picture his friend Doug sent to him. Looks like Doug is doing a little more than taking the Senator's picture in this one!
How cool is that?
You know, I don't care who the politician, or the entertainer, or whoever is, I bet it's got to really make a difference in the day of a soldier. Just knowing that people care, and are thinking of them....
Man, it's making me cry.
I remember my Dad telling me about when he was in North Africa, and Frank Sinatra came to play for them. He said that he and the other guys didn't much care for Sinatra--not only was the guy 4-F because of his punctured eardrum, the chicks really dug him--but he said it was really a big deal to see a show like that. Probably similar to how much prison inmates loved seeing Johnny Cash play the prisons! (And if you don't have the live recording from Folsom Prison, it's unbelievably great.)
That's one of the reasons that Ken and I support the USO. It's a fine organization, sending care packages to troops, and arranging for entertainment via the USO shows. These men and women do so much for us, and if the USO can bring a smile to their faces in the midst of war, then the USO is worth supporting.