Tippin's return to Greer just days away

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Published on Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Bob Hope, the iconic entertainer who produced hundreds of shows overseas to perform for the troops, holds the microphone for Aaron Tippin. This performance began Tippin’s annual tour of military bases in combat zones oversea

Bob Hope, the iconic entertainer who produced hundreds of shows overseas to perform for the troops, holds the microphone for Aaron Tippin. This performance began Tippin’s annual tour of military bases in combat zones oversea

 

Aaron Tippin's return to Greer is days away with his performance at the Village at Pelham Greer Family Fest scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at Greer City Park.

Aaron's debut album, "You've Got to Stand for Something", was released in 1991 and its title cut became a Top Ten smash in the wake of the Persian Gulf War. Aaron was invited along on Bob Hope's USO tour. Hope holds the microphone during a performance with the troops.

The tour with Bob Hope and the USO began Tippin's annual appearances overseas to entertain military troops. The soldiers enjoyed Tippin's message of remembering the troops and defending the ideals of the United States.

A "Walk of Honor" will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m.  Active military personnel of all armed services and veterans are invited to participate. Aaron Tippin will headline the night's entertainment with his music including a patriotic medley.

All military representatives are asked to meet at the park's fountains. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce invites active duty and veterans to share their experiences by sending their memories to mark@greerchamber.com or jimfair@greertoday.com.

A drawing will be held among the entries for a prize package.

Businesses mentioned in this article.

Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, Village at Pelham Hospital

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