Country music star Trace Adkins is a huge supporter of the USO. From performing live with the West Point Cadet Glee Club at the 2009 USO Gala in Washington, DC to visiting wounded troops as part of his work with USO of Metropolitan Washington’s (USO-Metro) celebrity handshake tours at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Adkins never hesitates to show he cares.
On Friday, January 29, Adkins sat down for an interview with WMZQ’s “The Boxer Show,” where he had this to say: “It’s awe-inspiring, it’s overwhelming at times,” said Trace Adkins when asked about his experience participating in celebrity handshake tours at area military hospitals. He added, “You are in the presence of heroes, and the courage and determination that those men and women show is humbling. It’s an honor to get to do that.”
Click here to listen to the interview with Trace Adkins on WMZQ!
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These handshake tours boost morale and provide a celebrity tour of a different kind to Troops who are recovering from their injuries - the families and friends who care for them. Last year alone, USO-Metro hosted over 130 entertainers on these tours at area military hospitals, including Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the National Naval Medical Center and Warrior Transition Units at Fort Meade, Fort Belvoir and the McGuire Richmond VAMC.
We are grateful for the tireless work of Trace Adkins…and we love his music! To show your support, and to learn more about USO of Metropolitan Washington, please visit www.usometro.org.