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article imageRadio City Rockettes join forces with USO throughout the summer

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 3, 2017 in Entertainment
The Radio City Rockettes joined forces with the USO to support service members and their families throughout the summer.
These appearances take place from Memorial Day through the patriotic season. The Rockettes are honoring the courage and dedication of the service men and women and their families who have devoted their lives to serving our country.
David O’Connor, President and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company, remarked in a press statement, "We are proud to renew this meaningful alliance between the Radio City Rockettes and the USO, which dates back more than 70 years."
The Rockettes of Radio City were among the first entertainers to join the USO in the '40s after America entered World War II. They traveled abroad to entertain the troops and performed across the country in support of the wartime effort at home. While shows continued at Radio City Music Hall, select Rockettes continued to perform for the armed forces. The Rockettes also participated in a war bond rally with Eleanor Roosevelt at the iconic Madison Square Garden, which is dubbed as the "World's Most Famous Arena."
O'Connor noted that this will enable the Radio City Rockettes to once again honor, recognize and thank our active troops, veterans and their families for their unprecedented service to their country.
The Radio City Rockettes began their support for the USO at the official Fleet Week New York 2017 "Rock The Fleet" party for Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York that took place on May 24. They continued their support at Sail Boston on June 17. On the Fourth of July, the Radio City Rockettes will perform at the Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets baseball game in Washington, D.C. as a part of the home team's "Patriotic Series."
Additional USO appearances and performances by the Radio City Rockettes will be announced in the near future.
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