Monday, May 30, 2011

Remembering a Valley Icon...Bob Hope

It's Memorial Day weekend! While you're sitting poolside, cocktail in hand, with the grill cooking, we wanted to remind you to take a moment to remember & thank the men and women of the U.S. Military.

This weekend we're also remembering Bob Hope, born May 29, 1903, and a Valley resident for than 60 years until his death in 2003. From WWI to the Persian Gulf War, and everything in between, Mr. Hope headlined 60 USO tours.

In 1999, U.S. Congress declared him the first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces for his humanitarian work with the USO, to which he replied, "I've been given many awards in my lifetime — but to be numbered among the men and women I admire most — is the greatest honor I have ever received."

If you don't have friends, family, or relatives in the military, take a moment to reflect on the day and then fire up Netflix and stream The Road to Bali or The Road to Hong Kong.

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