Autographed 44th CMA Awards Program Auction

The official program for the 44th Annual CMA Awards held in Nashville, Tennessee on November 9 2010 is for sale by the USO on eBay !

The program is autographed by some of the night’s top performers and winners:

Brad Paisley, Entertainer of the Year
Miranda Lambert, Best Female Vocalist, Album of the Year, Music Video of the Year
Blake Shelton, Best Male Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year

All proceeds from the sale of the program will benefit the USO.

This auction be on going until November 20, 2010.

In Remembrance of Pearl Harbor…

The attack on Pearl Harbor was – in many ways – the impetus for the formation of the United Service Organizations, or USO.  Chartered by Congress in response to a request from President Roosevelt to provide for the morale and welfare of the Troops, the USO brought together six other charities in  1941 for that single purpose.  The Salvation Army, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), National Catholic Community Service, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board joined forces in 1941 under the leadership of Thomas Dewey and raised $16 million that first year.

In the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Americans rallied their support behind our men and women in uniform as they never had before.  The USO took up that cause and continues to this day to provide for the morale and welfare of Troops serving here and abroad, in wartime and peace, active duty and reserve, until every one comes home.

We take this day to honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor.  In the spirit of all those who served, we’d also like to share with you some rarely seen photographs from USO’s in the 1940s.  We hope you take a moment to reflect upon these images and honor all those who have served.

Some other great websites that include history and photographs from that time:

And don’t miss a special blog posting from On the Frontlines, the blog of ON★PATROL Magazine, later this afternoon.