Paris Hilton is Celebrity Ambassador for USO's "Songs For Soldiers" Initiative
Tue, 25 May 2010 10:34:54
Paris Hilton is the "celebrity ambassador" for the USO's new initiative, "Songs for Soldiers," according to FOX News.
So what the hell does that mean? More than one hundred uniformed U.S sailors will party with the hotel heiress during New York's Fleet Week. Hilton told PopTarts that "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. 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."
And what the hell is "Songs for Soldiers?" The goal of the new program is to provide a new MP3 player to every single active duty service member in Iraq and Afghanistan. A research study by the City University of New York yielded interesting results: that music is one of the most prominent stress relievers for US service men and women. Each player will be pre-loaded with songs from a variety of artists who have donated their music to this effort. Also, these MP3 players can also store pictures, video and documents, fitting easily into a wallet or small pocket, so the troops can have all their precious cargo with them at all times, whether it's songs that remind them of home or photos of their family.
Do you have any relatives serving in the military? Do you think Paris Hilton really cares about the troops and their efforts?