David G. Bancroft

USO – THERE FOR THE TROOPS

USO – There For The TroopsThroughout its noble history
the USO has been there
for America’s brave, honorable ones
who answered our beloved country’s call
on behalf of us all,
standing proudly tall
defending the home of the brave,
and keeping the USA
the land of the free
with oh so many in harm’s way.

The USO has gone and continues to go
with patriotic volunteer entertainers
from legends to new star faces
bringing enjoyable reprieve
to our troops near and far away,
with a message of appreciation, respect, and support
for their valiant duty to country!

The USO truly exemplifies
love and pride of America,
as does all the involved celebrity patriots
with a special salute to those being there
whenever asked like… Bob Hope, Wayne Newton,
Martha Raye, Ann-Margret, Gary Sinise, and Toby Keith.

Thanks for the memories
that you brought to every American troop!

Author’s Note: I wrote the above poem in 2010… and proudly provided signed printings to the USO's President and CEO, Sloan Gibson, and other officials in thanks and recognition for what the USO and all involved with it mean to the troops and family members. (I wrote it from the perspective of being a father of a Marine veteran, who served in harm's way.) I wish the USO and all involved with it... sincere best wishes for its next 70 years and more. And again... Thanks for the Memories, USO!

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