Paris Hilton joins the USO
Hollywoodnews.com: Paris Hilton will be serving as the “celebrity ambassador” for the USO’s “Song for Soldiers.”
“I’m always looking for ways I can use my voice as a celebrity and I think there is nothing more worthwhile and patriotic than supporting our troops. When I first heard about the Songs for Soldiers initiative it immediately touched my heart,” Hilton says. “It’s so easy to take for granted our freedom and happiness and forget about those who are endangering their lives every day to make it possible. Songs for Soldiers is a simple way to show you care.”
Fox News summarized the Pop Tarts’ story.
“Songs for Soldiers” is a program where 180,000 active-duty soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan will receive an MP3 player in an effort to relieve their stress. Each player will be loaded with songs from an array of artists.
Hilton will launch the program on Wednesday night at “A Swingin’ Salute” To Our Troops 1940s-themed bash.
Hilton is clear that she’s not taking any political sides in her support of the troops. It’s just about honoring those who put their lives ahead of our nation.
“(The biggest misconception) people probably have of me is that I don’t work hard and spend all my time partying! Obviously I like to have fun like anyone my age does, but I also feel very passionate about our country and so I’m proud to be a part of this worthy cause,” Hilton added. “What’s great about the program is that it’s not about whether or not you support war, it’s about being thankful and showing we care to those who risk their lives. I’m not looking to make a political statement with this cause, but instead send a message of love and hope to those on the front line.”