The Community Strong event at Ford Hood last Friday was a smashing success. We’d like to thank everyone who came out to support the men, women, and children of Fort Hood on a day of remembrance and celebration. The effervescent spirit of this community cannot be denied!
We are especially proud of our own USO employees and volunteers from the Killeen, TX, area. As the Killeen Daily Herald so eloquently put it, “…on Friday, the community that so recently joined together in mourning now came together in celebration of life and a bright future. The show of support and kindness particularly from those wearing the very recognizable USO logo was nearly overwhelming.” And we couldn’t have done it without your support!
It’s not too late to leave a message for at the usocommunitystrong.org website. And your donations will continue to support those most in need in the Fort Hood Community. Again, a TREMENDOUS thank you goes out to all the celebrity entertainers, participants, attendees, and behind-the-scenes movers and shakers who make Friday such an overwhelming success. Fort Hood is and will continue to be “Community Strong”!
(USO Photos by Mark Matson)
It’s finally here – the opportunity for Fort Hood to gather and show their support and strength as a community. The USO is proud to be a part of this day of healing, fun and entertainment. If you live in the Killeen, TX, area, then head on over to the base to take part in the excitement! This event is free and open to the public. For up to date event information including a schedule of events and transportation information, please see the Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website.
Not anywhere near Texas? No problem! We’ve devised a number of ways for you to show your support of the Fort Hood Community:
This Friday, the denizens of Fort Hood will hold “Community Strong,” an event to show how they’ve rallied together to support their Troops, families, and everyone touched by the events of November 5. The USO has been there all the way, providing basic needs to those on the base in the aftermath, and continuing that support to this day from our USO Center and USO Mobile units, and other locations on base.
Now it’s YOUR chance to show your support for Fort Hood! Use the hashtag #CommunityStrong all this week whenever you talk about Fort Hood, culminating on Friday when we hope the anticipated 50,000 attendees will help make this a trending topic on Twitter. How cool would that be? Make sure to follow us @the_USO and we’ll retweet live updates from the event. “Tweet” you there!