Monday, July 28, 2003

How Bob Hope inspired me

I never joined the military, and I have never seen Bob Hope perform live. Regardless – Bob Hope had a positive effect on my life.

In April I posted about the 100th birthday of Bob Hope. In reading about Mr. Hope’s career to write that entry I was inspired. Not to play a round of golf or to travel the world entertaining the troops but rather do emulate him a bit closer to home.

I began to volunteer for the USO here in Chicago. I don’t tell jokes, dance, or sing like Bob – I just help staff a location that is there to help serve the men and women in uniform and their families. I really love volunteering at the USO because I view it as a great way to say ‘thank you’ to the men and women who have chosen to join the military.

The USO is a non-profit organization that depends on contributions and volunteers to do all that it can to improve the lives of those in the military.

If you too have fond memories of Bob Hope a great way to honor him would be to volunteer or donate to the USO.


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