“July 4th, 1954:
About Seventy Years Ago”
Marilyn Monroe Visiting Troops in South Korea in the Aftermath of the Korean War
“…Visit American troops who had been fighting on the front line. The whirlwind tour saw her perform 10 shows over four days to more than 100,000 soldiers and marines who were celebrating the end of three years of combat.”
I thought Miss Monroe was a most appropriate photo of what many nineteen-year-old men appreciate even more than plain old firecrackers. She was age twenty-eight at the time.
While Bob Hope and many others were cut from the same patriotic cloth, in my humble opinion, Marilyn Monroe was a total stand-out. Can you imagine our troops’ responsiveness when she said in her own inimitable fashion: “Hi, fellas. I’m here to cheer you up.” To this day, I still enjoy women more than firecrackers.
God Bless Our America
WE ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO BE FREE!
FOR JUST A MOMENT
LET’S JOIN HANDS
AND SALUTE OUR COUNTRY’S FLAG
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