America Supports You: Country Star to Help ‘Toast Troops’ at Quantico
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Apr. 15, 2008 Military spouses and United Service Organizations volunteers will have a chance to join the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in offering a “Toast to the Troops” and enjoy a performance by country music star Craig Morgan at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., April 19.
The event will be the third year Jack Daniel’s and the USO have conducted the "Toast to the Troops" campaign. The goal this year is to assemble 10,000 USO Care Packages for troops serving overseas.
But the day won’t be all work for those participating. They’ll also enjoy a special barbecue and a concert by Morgan.
The “stuffing party” for care packages will begin at noon, and the concert, which is free and open to servicemembers and others with access to the base, will begin at 5 p.m.
Morgan, who has performed at every Jack Daniel's/USO Toast to the Troops event, is a 10-year Army veteran. During that time, he participated in Operation Just Cause in Panama, and he completed tours in Korea among other assignments.
As a country singer, Morgan has entertained troops in Iraq on the USO and sergeant major of the Army’s holiday tour. He’s had back-to-back No. 1 hits with "That's What I Love About Sunday" and "Redneck Yacht Club." His current album, “Little Bit of Life,” produced three top-10 hits including the title track, "Tough," a tribute to breast cancer survivors, and “International Harvester."
Morgan also is a recipient of the USO Merit Award, presented by the USO of Metropolitan Washington.
USO is a supporter of America Supports You, a Defense Department program, connecting citizens and companies with servicemembers and their families serving at home and abroad.