Congressional resolution honors Toby Keith
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
– Toby Keith's commitment to the U.S. military was recognized in a resolution introduced by U.S. Rep. Tom Cole in the House of Representatives June 10. The Oklahoma congressman noted Keith's six USO to
visit troops on the front lines,
"Toby has done so much to show his commitment and appreciation to our
nation's armed forces," Cole said. "He has given his time and energy to put on performances for our troops overseas and at home. He has really gone out of his way to support our servicemen and women and their families."
"I believe Toby deserves to be acknowledged for his work. He's shown a
unique understanding of the dedication and difficult work the members of the
Armed Forces do, and he has made it his priority to bring joy and
entertainment back to them. I am proud to bring forth this resolution
commending Toby Keith for all that he has done to boost the morale of the
military. He has made Oklahoma very proud."
Keith, a native Oklahoman, has performed for more than 135,000 service
members, most recently visiting forward bases in Afghanistan and Iraq in
April. He has also made stops in Cuba, Germany, Belgium, Kosovo, Italy and
Africa in his efforts to show his appreciation to those who defend our
"I appreciate Congressman Cole's recognition in introducing this
resolution," Keith said, "and I have to say that the real glory belongs to
those men and women I've met who leave their families and put it on the line
for the rest of us. Getting to visit with them once a year is the biggest
honor for me, and I will continue to encourage other artists and performers
to make that USO trip."
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