[caption id=“attachment_2741” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith entertains troops stationed a remote forward operating base in the Persian Gulf as part of a USO/MNC-I expeditionary/Armed Forces Entertainment tour in 2008. Playing alongside with Toby is Scotty Emerick, who has co-written a number of Toby's songs. (USO photo by Dave Gatley.)”][/caption]
If you’re one of the subscribers lucky enough to get USA Weekend in your Sunday paper, are you in for a treat today! Their cover story describes the experiences of celebrity entertainers - including fan favorite Toby Keith - who travel around the world to support our Troops.
From the article: “This Memorial Day weekend, as we at home honor those who serve, it’s not hard to imagine how a bright light from back home can bring a welcome break to those far-flung men and women in uniform. But we wondered: How have our brave service men and women affected the celebrities who have entertained them? After the stars were airlifted from the glamour and comfort of their own lives, often to the front lines, what did it mean to them?”
Even if you don’t receive USA Weekend in your paper, you can enjoy the article and photos online. Let us know what you think!
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