Monday, November 17, 2014

USO Flag Breaks Guiness World Record

USO, Sesame Street Celebrate 500,000 Smiles
Elmo, Cookie Monster and the Muppets had an extra special reason to sing and dance with all their friends last month when the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families entertained its 500,000th military family member.
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Every Moment Counts Flag Sets World Record
With 115,405 signatures gathered from all 50 states and seven countries, the USO announced in September that it broke the Guinness World Records title for most signatures on a flag, shattering the previous mark by more than 82,000 signatures. Read More »

Roker's Record-Setting Broadcast Supports USO, Troops
“Today” co-host Al Roker, a USO tour veteran, set a Guinness World Record on Nov. 14 with his continuous, 34-hour televised weather forecast, raising awareness and thousands of dollars for the USO in the process. Read More »

Fort Drum Spouse Lauds USO’s ‘Huge Heart’
Ashley Sandgren found a home away from home at USO Fort Drum while her Army husband was deployed to Afghanistan. Read More »

USO-Renovating Hope Partnership Gets the Job Done
After returning from Afghanistan wounded, Army Nurse Corps officer Jim Gardon came home to a surprise. Unfortunately it wasn’t the good kind. Read More »

BNSF Makes $3M Pledge to Support Transitioning Vets
The BNSF Railway Foundation announced a $3 million pledge in July to support USO programs designed to assist transitioning troops – including those who are wounded, ill or injured – entering the civilian workforce. Read More »

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