We’d like to say a huge “Thank You” to all of our donors who made our 4th of July t-shirt campaign such a fantastic success. We’ve received notes from around the country letting us know how you showed the Troops “I have your back” over the holiday. This letter really caught our attention and we’re proud to share one USO supporter’s experience.
How did you wear your USO t-shirt on Independence Day? Send us your letters and pictures – we’d love to share more!
Cedric the Entertainer performs on the South Lawn of the White House for a crowd of over 1,200 military families, July 4, 2010. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)
We hope you’ve all cooled off from the hottest ticket of the summer: the Second Annual “Salute to the Military” USO Concert on the South Lawn of the White House! What a great time we had, as The Killers, Brandi Carlile, and Cedric “The Entertainer” took to the stage to show their support of our Troops.
The Killers’ Brandon Flowers had this to say about the concert: “It is a monumental honor for us to be a part of this 4th of July celebration at the White House. We could never repay the service men and women of this country for their contributions and sacrifice. To perform for them and their families on America’s birthday will be our pleasure. We’d also like to thank the USO for inviting us to be part of this awesome event.”
In case you missed out on the entertainment, we wanted to share some exclusive pictures from the event. And be sure to check out the video recap below of these great performances!
Cedric the Entertainer kicked off the festivities with his signature brand of humor, as military families looked on in laughter, July 4, 2010. (Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Brandi Carlile performs an acoustic set with her band on the South Lawn of the White House, July 4, 2010. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)
The sun set over the South Lawn of the White House at The Killers took the stage in front of 1,200 military families, July 4, 2010. (Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Lead singer Brandon Flowers leads The Killers as they perform a string of hits on the South Lawn of the White House, July 4, 2010. (Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson)
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