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It’s a Privilege

I was home watching a Bob Hope special that heralded his entertainment of the troops at Christmas time. He did it for so long. What a tradition.

When the discussion came to the USO and what they provided for troop morale, there was a feature on actress Ann Margaret. She was, hands down, a favorite of the troops in Vietnam (and I’m speaking from experience here).

What touched me was Ann’s discussion about a worn, old black and white photo she still carries in her wallet. It’s a picture of her and soldier, taken in Vietnam at the soldier’s request. Tearfully, she explained that she carries the photo to remind herself that it was her privilege to be there for those men and women in uniform. She went on to explain how it was a blessing for her to be there; they lifted her up, not the other way around. 

Her words reconfirmed to me how it is indeed a blessing and a privilege to work with young people.

James D. Sutton

December 27, 2006 - Posted by | Counselors, Educators, Inspirational, Parents, Self-esteem

1 Comment »

  1. When I was growing up, the Bob Hope specials at Christmas time were some of my favorite moments! The key is that you knew that he, Ann Margret and all the others were doing it for the right reason, and not for the fame or the money. Thanks for the memories!


    Comment by tobeme | December 28, 2006 | Reply

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