(PRWEB) July 05, 2012
Twitter Pitch: Celebrate the 4th with troops, @BarackObama, @BradPaisley and @the_USO LIVE on whitehouse.gov!
President Obama and The First Family welcomed troops and military families in their backyard with an Independence Day celebration packed full of fun, food, games and a USO performance featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Brad Paisley. The fourth annual "Salute to the Military" USO concert also included a performance by "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band.
Attributed to USO President and CEO Sloan Gibson:
“The USO is honored to once again join forces with President Obama and the White House to celebrate Independence Day with our troops and their families in such a special way. Our men and women in uniform deserve our thanks year round, but it is truly an honor for us to be able to say ‘thank you’ on this very appropriate day. We send special thanks to Brad Paisley for putting on such a terrific performance for our military families.”
Attributed to Brad Paisley:
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day then at the home of our President, honoring the men and women who protect and serve our rights and freedoms and their families. Being here today is truly an honor and makes me proud to be an American.”
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About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft Corporation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.