Monday, June 22, 2009

When you want to feel good about America...watch this



It takes a few minutes, but it's well worth it and gets better and better. Have Kleenex near by. And ENJOY, my friends.

20 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Years ago, I saw Bob Hope live in a "concert" at the University of Maryland. In fact, I think that his was the first such event I ever attended.

To put it mildly, I was wowed!

christian soldier said...

My thanks to all -both past and present - who go 'over there' and entertain our BEST...and - thank you Z - for the reminder...

My friend -A Marine Captain- sent photos of my - now- new favorite singer...Joe Nichols..who went 'over there' and gave a boost to our BEST..

http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/marine-captain-and-my-friend-sent.html

DaBlade said...

Crosby has kids everywhere... Priceless!

Z said...

Ya, DaBlade, wasn't that a cute line?

SO neat that you got to see Hope in person, Always....I can see why you'd be wowed.

CS........thanks for the link, I'll check it out!

sue said...

Bob Hope was a hero in my time.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

And everybody in America tuned in for these great specials. Today, it would be considered too patriotic and therefore evil. God bless the soul of Bob Hope.

Z said...

Pasadena, you're right..TOO PATRIOTIC...
And TOO CHRISTIAN "Silent NIGHT"? YIKES! IN PUBLIC? (heh)

Mustang said...

Young Americans serving in uniform do not ask for much as they go about the business of defending the American people and our country’s interests. For longer than I’ve been alive, the USO has put together shows such as this one, for no other reason than to remind our forward serving troops that America hasn’t forgotten them. USO canteens have always provided a touch of home; I for one always appreciated it.

Glen Miller, a serving officer in the Army Air Corps performed this important mission at the time his plane was lost over the English Channel. He was once performing a concert at a hospital in England, and during an air raid, everyone took shelter except for Miller and his orchestra, who kept playing. In their own unique way, they demonstrated courage under fire.

I have the highest regard for the entertainers who performed these shows. They didn’t have to do it, and I offer my deepest gratitude for those entertainers who continue performing in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thank you for showing this video, Z. And now isn’t it amazing that whenever you put something patriotic up like this, your blog is relatively free of certain foul?

Semper Fi

Anonymous said...

Z, this is great. Bob Hope was great. So selfless and patriotic. Just brought a little lightness for awhile to so many who needed it most. God has surely blessed him.

Gary Senise is one today who has done more than his share with his band. He's another who is so generous with his time, and love for our troops.

I'm not sure he will get the recognition he deserves as Bob Hope did, here at home, but every man and woman who serves over there, will not forget.

These are truly special people who have earned our respect, and our gratitude, for they serve us all as well and ask nothing in return for themselves.

Their reward is the smiles and laughter they receive for an hour or two of a taste of home they bring with them to a far away place and young guys and gals who need it the most.

To these wonderful folks I just want to say, as a grateful American, thank you.

Pris

Just keep on walking said...

That was really great. But I never need a reason to feel good about America.

cube said...

Those were the good days allright.

Z said...

Glad you all enjoyed it, I SURE DID.
That "silent Night" about did me in!

Mustang..never. You're right. Put up a patriotic post and zilch from the liberals. EVERY SINGLE time in the 1 1/2 yrs I've been blogging. Says something, doesn't it.

Just Keep on Walking..we all feel good about America; just that some of us feel things are going on now which question what's happening and where she's going.

Joe said...

I needed the whole box.

Why are there no "Bob Hopes" today?

What has happened?

It was not just his celebrity, it was his character, understanding and heart.

Larry Durham said...

That is one of the most politically incorrect things I've seen in a while. Simply awesome!

By the way Z, we found Sanford. He was hiding in Lindsay Graham's DC condo. ;-)

Z said...

Hi, JOe.thanks for coming by.
We allow NO HEROES anymore, Joe..We're too into GOTCHA! for the slightest thing. Even near the end of Bob Hope's life I heard things about his fooling around on his wife, etc......it never ends. There has to be SOMETHING nasty and negative; one MUST be perfect today in this increasingly imperfect mess.

Larry..don't EVEN!

David Wyatt said...

Oh mn, Z. What a great man. I just loved that video. Every time my wife & I see military personnel when we're out & about, we make it a point to thank them openly for their service. They always accept it so graciously. But that is nothing compared to the commitment these people, genuine celebrities in my book, had toward our brave men & women in uniform. I thank God for them. And you too, Z. God Bless. BTW, I couldn't help but think as I watched, this is REAL "Hope!"

Z said...

THANK you, David..so much.
And yes, "REAL HOPE!" Fantastic...well done!

fboness said...

I saw Bob Hope on his second tour to Alaska some thirty years after the first.

The show was staged in a hangar at Ft. Wainwright (Fairbanks). I was sitting fairly far off to the side and could see across the stage to where Bob Hope was standing in the wings opposite.

The act on stage was Saturday's Children. I could see Bob Hope smiling, clapping, and almost dancing. He was having as much fun as anyone there.

Z said...

fboness..thanks for coming by.
what a really terrific story, something none of us could have known.

William E Miller said...

And to think he fell into all this sort of by accident.

Yet he embraced it like nobody's business...

- pupista